Gemma Atkinson announces she is expecting second baby with fiance Gorka Marquez

Gemma Atkinson has revealed she is expecting a baby boy with fiance Gorka Marquez.

The former Hollyoaks star, 38, and Strictly Come Dancing professional, 32, already share a daughter Mia who they welcomed in 2019.

On Saturday, the couple announced the happy news in a joint post on Instagram with a series of black and white photos which showed Atkinson’s baby bump.

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In one of the pictures, Mia can be seen putting her ear up to Atkinson’s bump and another selfie image taken by Marquez sees him beaming alongside his daughter and partner.

Alongside the images, the actress and Hits Radio host wrote: “Impossible to hide my belly any longer. I’ve officially “popped.”

“Our baby boy will be joining our family later this year. We feel so incredibly blessed and Grateful to be on this journey again.

“Mia is absolutely thrilled! Although we may need to do some negotiating on names, as so far she’s adamant he’s going to be called Barbie.”

Friends and famous faces were quick to congratulate the couple, with fellow Strictly professional Giovanni Pernice writing: “Congratulation !!! The best family and def the best parents” while Amy Dowden said: “Soooooooooooo happy for such a beautiful family”.

Former Strictly pro Oti Mabuse also said “Congratulations” along with a string of emojis and TV presenter Stacey Solomon, who is also currently pregnant, added: “Aw congratulations”.

During their daughter Mia’s birth, Atkinson needed an emergency c-section when her baby’s heart rate dropped suddenly and the actress suffered a haemorrhage after the birth, losing nearly a litre of blood.

She previously admitted the experience in 2019 left her having nightmares and originally adamant she would not want another child.

However, last year she said she finally felt ready to have a second baby after working through her initial fear.