EastEnders' Tamzin Outhwaite opens up about feeling "shame" after experiencing miscarriages

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Tamzin Outhwaite has opened up about her miscarriages – saying she felt "a sense of shame".

The actress, 50, known for playing Mel Owen in EastEnders, shared her story on Twitter as she praised Myleene Klass for discussing baby loss in her documentary for W titled Myleene Klass: Miscarriage & Me.

Klass had thanked fans for their response to the programme, tweeting: "Thank you for the messages of support coming through. I am reading all of yours. I am so sorry for your loss."

Quoting the radio presenter's tweet, Outhwaite replied: "Thank YOU for opening up and talking about it. I feel guilty for NOT talking about losing many babies as I felt a sense of shame."

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Many fans responded with compassion and support, urging Outhwaite to never feel shame.

One follower said: "Never, ever feel shame darling, you didn't do anything wrong. Even if you can't say their names to all of us, promise me you'll say them or write them down & celebrate your angel babies always. Never let anyone take their memory from you. Lots of love always."

Another added: "There should be no shame. My heart goes out to any woman who suffers a miscarriage. You deserve support and love," with many more expressing similar sentiments.

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Photo credit: David M. Benett - Getty Images

Klass's documentary aims to tackle the supposed taboo surrounding miscarriages by using her personal story to highlight the dark realities of losing an unborn baby and the damaging effects it can have on the mental health of women around the world.

Throughout the documentary, the presenter meets with women from different backgrounds who share their experiences with miscarriage, whilst speaking on her own experiences by reading through diary entries noted at the time of the tragedy.

So far, Outhwaite is one celebrity who has come forward to share her feelings following the documentary, whose bravery continues to receive praise and support.

EastEnders airs on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays on BBC One.

Sands supports anyone affected by the death of a baby. You can contact the Sands National Helpline on 0808 164 3332, or email helpline@sands.org.uk.

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