Stephanie Davis has confirmed she has suffered a miscarriage.

The 28-year-old former Hollyoaks star was expecting a child with her partner, Oliver Tasker.

But she has announced the tragic news she has lost the baby alongside an emotional Instagram video which was charting her pregnancy journey.

READ MORE: Steph Davis thanks fans as she remains in hospital with Covid

She captioned the video: "Why I’ve been quiet. Didn’t know if to post this or not just felt so lost recently. Is it no ones business, or should I share my sadness or just keep It in and feel sad and alone like I do.

"As my followers I guess you know me pretty well. It was in fact your messages about my bad skin change, my heavy curry intake, random food and hormones that made me check... I was pregnant.

She continued: "We only told close friends and family as wanted to wait till the 12 weeks safety mark even though I thought of course it would all be fine. I was so happy. Unfortunately I started getting pains and was under the hospital were they were keeping a close eye on on me.

"Scans and lots of bloods later I had the dreaded phone call of the hospital saying that my levels were dropping drastically, and sadly my pregnancy is no more. Then it was just the waiting game to start bleeding and loose what I dreamt about and was so happy about. I finally thought I had my happy ending."

There are three ways to get more involved with the Liverpool Echo - sign up now to all of them to get the hat trick!

* See all our our brilliant newsletters and sign up by clicking here

* Download our free app for iPhone or for Android to take the news with you

We're made up that you read the Echo - so want to offer you great opportunities to Complete The Set and get more involved now!

She added: "That’s why I’ve been quiet and today the dreaded pains and bleeding has begun, it makes it all real now that it’s over I made this video that Ol and Cath actually had a good laugh at at the time when my hormes were all over the pace, it gave them a good laugh watching me watch it on repeat sobbing with my hormones watching it over and over lol, but I loved it. "

Steph has a four-year-old son called Caben from her previous relationship with Jeremy McConnell and she spoke about how she envisioned that the video would have a happy ending.

She continued: "My hormones were all over the place while I sat and re watched it over and over crying happy tears. I wanted to end the video telling Caben he was going to have a brother or sister but we never got that far…"

The Liverpool Echo sends newsletters on a wide range of topics - including our daily news bulletin, now going out three times a day.

There are others on what's on, politics, court news, Knowsley, Wirral, and arts & culture, as well as both Liverpool FC and Everton FC.

Signing up is free and it only takes a minute for you to get the biggest stories, sent straight to your inbox.

How to sign up for an Echo Email Update

1) Go to our dedicated newsletter page at this link.

2) Put your email in the box where indicated

3) Tick as many boxes as you like, for each newsletter you want.

4) Press Save changes and that's it!

Steph added: "I was so excited to finally get to enjoy very second of my pregnancy and it be a happy thing, I never thought I’d have the strength to go through another pregnancy as with Caben it was a horrific traumatic time, but I guess you heal and I couldn’t wait to have my happy ever after with Oliver and Caben and our baby.

"I feel all over the place right now and know I was early but it still hurts. I seen my whole future ahead of me and had my hand on my stomach every day. Just feel so lost right now and my hormones are understandably all over the place.

"I know one day I’ll get my happy ending but for now I just have to get through this. Sending all my love, Steph."

The Miscarriage Association (01924 200 799) miscarriageassociation.org.uk supports women affected by miscarriage, ectopic and molar pregnancies. If you’re worried about a loved one you can also call the helpline which is manned Monday to Friday, 9am-4pm, or email [email protected]

Want to find out the latest news in your area? Enter your postcode on our In Your Area page here