Kim's emotional Thailand trip

Kim Medcalf found herself overcome by emotion when she visited Thailand.

The former EastEnders actress who is 16 weeks pregnant with her first child flew to Phuket to meet children who lost their parents in the 2004 tsunami, and was reportedly moved to tears by the stories she heard.

"As a mother-to-be, it's particularly upsetting and emotional to hear what happened to them," she told The Sun.

She continued: "No child should be deprived of their innocence and forced to grow up before their time. You can see the pain is still evident beneath the surface when they talk about what happened."

Kim, who played Sam Mitchell in the BBC soap, was invited to the Thai island by children's charity Plan UK to mark the fifth anniversary of the Boxing Day disaster.

"For us, Christmas is about decorating the tree and all the trimmings, but for the victims of the tsunami, it serves as a poignant reminder of everything they have lost. It's important it doesn't become just a memory. It still affects lives today," she added.

Source - Holy Soap

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