Actress Dani Harmer has said she was devastated at having to undergo an emergency caesarean section.

The former Tracy Beaker star opened up about the birth of her first child with boyfriend Simon Brough to Hello! magazine.

The delivery of their daughter, whose full name is Avarie-Belle Betsy Rachel Brough, was gruelling and Dani admits she was exhausted after being in labour for three days.

‘My birth plan was literally, ‘birthing pool, whale music, no drugs, let’s just try and be really hippy about it and do some breathing. But it just turned into the complete opposite.’

The 27-year-old added: ‘Once she’d come out, I started to regain feeling so I could feel literally everything they were doing.’