‘Dreams do come true!’: Natalie Cassidy proudly reveals 10-year-old daughter Eliza, who secretly competed in Junior Bake Off
Natalie Cassidy revealed on Instagram Friday that her daughter Eliza Jr. was taking part in the bake off.
The 38-year-old EastEnders actress announced the news after her daughter lost her place in the contest.
Screen star Natalie wrote: ‘This is Eliza. She was 10 years old and decided to enter the Junior Bake Off.
Pride: Natalie Cassidy, 38, revealed on Instagram on Friday that her daughter Eliza Jr. was attending Bake Off
‘I said, ‘Oh Eliza, you’re never going to be successful, thousands apply and I don’t want you to be disappointed. She passed. And her confidence, determination and maturity have blown me away.
‘I am proud of my daughters everyday. But seeing one of them so kind and helpful to others at the tent every night this week, has made me the proudest mother ever.
‘I haven’t said much about it – I have nothing to do with it. This was his adventure.
Family affair: EastEnders actress announces the news after her daughter lost her spot in the contest
gone too soon? Eliza Jr. saddened by Bake Off vote but her mother was proud of her efforts
‘Thank you @britishbakeoff for keeping her and taking care of her so well throughout the process.
‘My advice to all. When your child wants to do something, don’t stop it. Dreams come true.’
Junior Bake Off debuted on Channel 4 on January 10 of this year, with Eliza making it to the fifth episode.
Doting mother: Natalie is mother to Eliza with her ex Adam Cottrell, while she shares daughter Joni with her EastEnders cameraman husband Mark Humphries
Natalie is a mother to Eliza with her ex, Adam Cottrell, while she shares daughter Joni with her EastEnders cameraman husband, Mark Humphries.
The news comes after Natalie’s EastEnders co-star Danny Dyer was named as one of the front runners to take on the role of Doctor Who from Jodie Whitaker.
Fans of the show are betting on Jodi, 39, to be replaced by Danny, 44, when she leaves the show this autumn.
SWEET: Natalie shared a rare photo of herself wearing a gorgeous silk dress with her fiancé Mark Humphries in November
Screen star: Natalie rose to fame on EastEnders, playing Sonia Jackson on and off since 1993
Following Danny’s announcement that he was leaving the EastEnders, bookies lowered his odds from 66/1 to 16/1.
On the prospects for the next Doctor to change dramatically since its announcement, a spokesperson for Ladbrokes told The Sun: ‘Danny may not be the fanciest actor to portray the Doctor, but that’s why he’s ready to make one. A big change in the show can be the right choice for
‘He is all the rage with the punters and has already said that he wants to take on different roles.’
next move? Natalie’s news comes as EastEnders fans began betting 39-year-old Jodie Whitaker was replaced by Natalie’s co-star Danny Dyer, 44, after Jodie left Doctor Who this autumn.