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Natalie Cassidy to star in reality series for E4

Natalie Cassidy to star in reality series for E4
Natalie Cassidy to star in reality series for E4 (Image credit: PA Wire/Press Association Images)

Natalie Cassidy has landed her own reality show as she prepares to become a mother. The former EastEnders actress - due to give birth to her first child in September - will be in a new fly-on-the-wall show to be screened by E4. The station will broadcast four hour-long documentaries in the autumn with the working title Natalie Cassidy: Becoming Mum. Natalie said: "I want this to be fun, normal and all about real life, not starry, just truthful, great fun with family and friends. This series will be about me the actress and presenter on my journey to becoming a mum." Cameras will follow Strictly Come Dancing contestant Natalie, 26, as she and partner Adam Cottrell spend the coming months getting ready for the birth. Channel 4 said the series will offer 'a humorous glimpse' into the pair's lives as they embark on a life-changing experience. Acting Head of E4 Paul Mortimer said the actress - who played EastEnders' Sonia Fowler - appealed to the station's audience and added: "Natalie is a warm and witty young woman with a great sense of humour." The show is being made by Leeds-based production company Daisybeck.

Patrick McLennan is a London-based journalist and documentary maker who has worked as a writer, sub-editor, digital editor and TV producer in the UK and New Zealand. His CV includes spells as a news producer at the BBC and TVNZ, as well as web editor for Time Inc UK. He has produced TV news and entertainment features on personalities as diverse as Nick Cave, Tom Hardy, Clive James, Jodie Marsh and Kevin Bacon and he co-produced and directed The Ponds, which has screened in UK cinemas, BBC Four and is currently available on Netflix. 

An entertainment writer with a diverse taste in TV and film, he lists Seinfeld, The Sopranos, The Chase, The Thick of It and Detectorists among his favourite shows, but steers well clear of most sci-fi.