Prior to returning to East Enders, Cassidy was the host of The Health Lottery; a competition broadcast on Channel 5. From then on, she became extremely close to her East Enders co-star Wendy Richard, often referring to her as her "second mum".

Since 2014, Cassidy has been in a relationship with cameraman Marc Humphreys, On 27 October 2015 it was announced that the couple were engaged and a few months later on 13 February 2016, Cassidy revealed she was pregnant with her second child.

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is a two time British Soap Award winning English actress.

She has played Sonia Fowler in East Enders since 1993, appeared in the BBC Two sitcom Psychoville and was a contestant on the seventh series of Strictly Come Dancing and the ninth series of Celebrity Big Brother.

East Enders actress Natalie Cassidy is celebrating after her boyfriend Marc Humphreys popped the question as they marked their first anniversary as a couple.

On their marriage the hunky BBC cameraman will become stepfather to her five-year-old daughter Eliza.

It seems little Eliza is a fan of her future stepdad too.

Natalie went through a tough time with Adam, who was charged with two offences of assault and another two of criminal damage when he turned abusive.As a child, Cassidy attended the Anna Scher Theatre.She joined the cast of East Enders in 1993, playing Sonia Jackson.He was sentenced to 120 hours' community service in 2011.Despite his violent outbursts, Natalie initially gave him a second chance before calling off their engagement for good.The Jackson family were reunited with Patsy Palmer who rejoined the soap in 2008 as Bianca Jackson.