EastEnders star Cliff Parisi is set to become a father, according to reports.

Cliff – who plays Minty Peterson in the BBC1 soap – is apparently expecting a baby with a BBC production assistant he met three months ago, says The Sun.

The actor also plans to marry Tara Wyer, who he met while filming the BBC1 show Let’s Dance For Comic Relief earlier this year.

A friend said: “They are so happy – Cliff wasted no time in getting down on one knee to pop the question.”

Tara is said to have moved in with Cliff at his home in Highgate, North London, and they plan to tie the knot later this year.

The news comes after Cliff’s co-star Steve McFadden – aka Phil Mitchell – had a baby girl with his new partner in June.

And it was reported on Monday that Jo Joyner, who plays Tanya Branning, is expecting twins.

It could be a case of art imitating life for Cliff – his character Minty could be revealed as the father of Heather Trott’s baby.

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