EastEnders star Jo Joyner is celebrating falling pregnant with twins after receiving IVF treatment – calling it a ‘miracle’.

The actress, who plays Tanya Branning, told OK!: “We had been trying over the course of four years. You go for fertility tests and we found out it was unlikely we’d have children naturally so we went for it.”

She added: “We’re quite young and there was still a chance we could conceive, so we decided to give it three tries and if it didn’t work out, we’d reassess and look into adoption.

“We’re very lucky. It’s a miracle really. That’s why we’re not secretive about it.”

31 year old Jo, who married husband Neil Madden in 2007, fell pregnant after her first cycle of IVF.

She explained: “It’s bearable physically – you have to inject yourself, which is obviously nothing like making love, which is what everyone else gets to do to make babies.”

Click here to watch whatsontv.co.uk’s new weekly soaps video preview, the Soap Scoop