Beaming Tamzin Outwaite couldn’t contain her happiness today as she spoke about her toyboy lover.

The Eastenders star, aka Mel Owen in the BBC soap, has been dating Tom Child, 28, since 2018.

Tamzin, 49, appeared on the ITV daytime show, presented by Lorraine Kelly, to talk about her new play - but the conversation quickly turned round to her love life.

The Scottish host asked: "You look terrific. You look glowing. Is this anything to do with the young man in your life?"

"You know it is, Lorraine, you know it is," she replied, with a smile on her face.

Tamzin Outhwaite, 49, opens up about 20-year age gap with toyboy lover

"He's rather lovely," Lorraine encouraged.

Mum-of-two Tamzin replied: "He really is. He’s going to be so embarrassed by this.”

Tamzin puts the success of their relationship down to the fact “it just works”.

"It’s about energy and about connection, I think," she said. "It doesn’t matter how much you fight it - there’s 20 years between us…”

Lorraine chipped in to say that Tamzin looks the same age as Tom.

“Actually you look younger than he does,” she said, as a photo of the happy couple flashed up on screen.

Tamzin Outhwaite, 49, opens up about 20-year age gap with toyboy lover

To which Tamzin responded: “He just must never shave the beard off because that would be horrific for me.”

She continued: “I tell you what it is. When you get to this age, you stop caring what people think and I think that’s a really important place to get to.

“Because now the only opinions that matter are my two girls and if they adore him, which they do, that’s all I need.”

Lorraine airs weekdays from 9am on ITV.