Torchwood star Eve Myles has announced that she is expecting her first child.
The 31-year-old Welsh actress decided to try for a baby after filming a new five-part special of the Doctor Who spin-off, Children of the Earth, which airs on BBC1 later this year.
"I've wanted to do this for such a long time, but I kept getting job after job after job," said Eve, who plays former police officer Gwen Cooper in the cult series.
"I thought, if I put this off any more I'm going to be 65. My partner and I decided this year was going to be the year, and we were blessed that it happened so quickly.
"It's the best thing that ever happened to me – we're over the moon."
Eve, who is three and a half months' pregnant, joked about the fact that her character Gwen gave birth in series two – to an alien.
"We went for a scan and my mum was there," she recalled. "And my mum went: 'No, it's not a Nostrovite! It's a real Welsh human!' But of course it crosses my mind – I hope it's not an alien!"
Eve added that motherhood will not make her quit her role in Torchwood.
"I hope we get a new series," she said. "I'd really like to play Gwen as a mother. It's not like I have to really save the world – I just have to sit in make-up!"
Torchwood Star Eve Miles has announced she is expecting her first baby! People usually wait until the 3 month mark is passed before an announcement, so if this is correct her baby us due around November.So where does that leave a new season of Torchwood?
There are already serious rumours that Ianto Jones dies in Children of Earth, but this leaves Miles unable to film the next series until 2010, unless she is in it pregnant of course, if there is to be a new series even! So will Torchwood continue without her, have a longer break before filming the next series begins, or perhaps write Miles out for a few episodes even?
Or maybe she dies in Children of Earth and her Torchwood days are over?There are rumours around that Torchwood has already been axed, but is this a planned pregnancy, and Miles already knows Torchwood is no more? But wasn't the BBC1 transmission an attempt to break a more popular channel? Curiouser and Curiouser!