Hollyoaks star Kirsty-Leigh Porter has revealed her precious baby girl was stillborn on 21st December 2018.

The popular soap actress told her fans via a poignant Instagram post on Tuesday.

Kirsty-Leigh, who plays Leema Lomax in the soap, and her partner Paul, welcomed their daughter Penny-Leigh at just 29 weeks and 3 days old.

Saying she had 'never felt pain like it', Kirsty-Leigh proudly shared a picture of Penny-Leigh's hand and footprints with a card given to her by Tameside Hospital.

She captioned the emotional post: 'Our beautiful baby girl, Penny-Leigh Barber was born sleeping on the 21st of December 2018 at 6.49am, 29 weeks & 3 days young. My heart has never felt pain like it. Sleep sweetly our angel. We will always love you. Love your Mummy & Daddy My Everything.' 

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