Emmerdale's Michelle Hardwick pregnant with baby number 2
Michelle Hardwick is pregnant with her second child.
The 'Emmerdale' actress - who has played Vanessa Woodford in the ITV soap since 2012 - and her wife Kate Brooks have announced their son Teddy, who was born in October 2020, is set to be a big brother.
Michelle shared an adorable snap of Teddy with the news on a screen behind him reading: "Coming this winter... baby Brooks #2."
She captioned the Instagram post: "We are super excited about our gorgeous news! I’m 20 weeks today and can almost rest a cup of tea on my bump #bigbrother."
The pair have been inundated with messages of congratulations from her co-stars.
Lisa Riley, who plays Mandy Dingle, wrote: "FINALLY!!! I can tell my Dad and Brother now, Love to you both, you know how elated we are for you!! So much love."
Amy Walsh, who plays Tracy Metcalfe, gushed: "Awwwww babe!!!!! It's so exciting!!! (sic)"
The 46-year-old actress had hinted at expanding her brood in May.
Asked about having more children, she said: "Oh, that would be amazing.
“We’d definitely love Teddy to have a brother or sister. And if we’re lucky enough, fantastic – for him as well, not just for us."
Kate added: "We’re both from big, noisy families with a lot going on.
"There’s always a drama, always laughter. For Teddy to have a taste of that would be amazing. Teddy loves playing with his cousins on both sides of the family. So, all being well, a little one might be on the cards."
The couple tied the knot at Elvis’ Graceland mansion in Memphis in September 2019.