EastEnders’ Ricky Champ shares rare glimpse into family life with wife and daughter

EastEnders star Ricky Champ shares a rare glimpse at his family life as he posts beautiful photos with wife and daughter (Image: BBC/INSTAGRAM)

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EastEnders actor Ricky Champ, who plays Stuart Highway, has shared a rare glimpse into his family life with wife Samantha and daughter Beatrix, four.

Ricky, who has starred on the soap since 2018, took his family to Barleylands, a farm in Essex that promises interactions with the animals as well as rides and learning activities.

The 40-year-old posted an adorable selfie with Samantha and Beatrix, who is the spitting image of her actor dad, and captioned it "Farm day."

He also posted a cute snap of him holding a bunny, with Beatrix on hand to assist him.

One fan told him: "Your daughter is so cute."

Ricky Champ with wife Samantha and daughter Beatrix
(Image: rickychamp2/Instagram)

Another wrote: "Lovely photo, your little girl looks like you. She's such a cutie".

"Such a beautiful family, Ricky!" added a third.

Ricky married Samantha in 2016, they moved into a beautiful new family home in 2019 which they have been renovating.

Ricky and his little girl held a bunny during a day out at the farm
(Image: rickychamp2/Instagram)

Ricky and his daughter Beatrix, who is 4
(Image: Instagram)

When Him & Her star Ricky joined EastEnders in 2018, he announced: "I’m so happy to be part of this brilliant team of people on this great show that I grew up watching.

"Look out Albert Square … Stuart’s coming!"

He also appeared in a number of small parts in various films and TV shows, including Game of Thrones and Paddington 2.

Stuart recently married Rainie Cross in a socially distanced episode that had viewers in stitches, and he celebrated the success of the episode with a picture on Instagram.

Stuart and Rainie tied the knot last year on Albert Square
(Image: BBC/Kieron McCarron/Jack Barnes)

In their wedding gear, Ricky and Rainie actress Tanya Franks posed next to a banner that read 'Congratulations Mr and Mrs Highway on your wedding".

He captioned it: "Very proud of how this ep turned out. Long live #Stainie @tanyafranksruns."

Ricky will soon be joined on the EastEnders set by newcomer Ross Boatman, who will play Dana's dad, Harvey Monroe.

He will arrive in Walford this summer just as things start getting serious between Dana and Bobby Beale.

Ross Boatman plays Dana's dad, Harvey Monroe
(Image: BBC)

Ross, 57, is RADA trained and well-known for his role in London’s Burning as firefighter Kevin Medhurst.

His other roles include parts in The Bill, Holby City, Casualty, Mum and most recently Grantchester.

Speaking about his arrival in Albert Square, Ross said: "Some actors long for all the glamour of the Hollywood hills. Others dream about the bright lights of London’s West End. All I ever wanted was jellied eels, Albert Square and cheeky pint at The Queen Vic.

"Words can hardly express how happy and excited I am to be here at last. I absolutely love the show and can’t wait to get started. I feel truly blessed."

EastEnders airs Mondays and Fridays at 8pm, and Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30pm on BBC One.

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