EastEnders star Jo Joyner is in no rush to shed her baby weight after giving birth to twins.

The actress, who plays Tanya Branning in the soap, and her husband Neil Madden welcomed Freddie and Edie six weeks ago after undergoing IVF.

She told OK! magazine: “I’m so grateful to my body for what it’s given me that I’m not going to do anything drastic to it.

“I was 44in around the waist the day before I went in, so I haven’t worried about it yet.

“I’ll do something, but the weight will come off gradually, if I can stop eating chocolate, but at the moment I need some kind of treat.”

The 32-year-old said her personal trainer will come up with a plan, but it will be something ‘gentle’, such as Pilates.

Jo also told how she and Neil are operating a ‘shift’ system, so they each grab about four hours’ sleep while the other tends to the babies.

“With this shift work you have to say to each other: ‘I’ll see you in a year.’ I go to bed at 9pm and Neil brings them in at 1am and sleeps in the spare room. That way we both get at least four hours. Then we meet for breakfast at 6am in the kitchen and catch up about the previous night.”