Gemma Atkinson candidly shares one of her fears about giving birth

Kyle Macneill
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From Digital Spy

Ex-Hollyoaks and Emmerdale star Gemma Atkinson has taken to Instagram to share one of her fears about giving birth.

Posting on her Instagram story, Gemma wrote: "Baby books are fine until you read the part where you: 'May tear from your vagina to your bum'". Ouch.

The actress is expecting a baby with Strictly Come Dancing's Gorka Marquez. The couple met on the show in 2017, although during the series itself they were partnered with other contestants.

Photo credit: @gorka_marquez - Instagram

Professional dancer Gorka was paired with singer Alexandra Burke, while Gemma was matched with Aljaž Skorjanec.

Back in February, the couple announced Gemma's pregnancy, revealing the news in style. She posted an adorable picture of their dogs wearing signs, with one saying: "Guess what... Mum's pregnant!"

She wrote: "Myself & Gorks are beyond excited and happy and feel incredibly blessed to be meeting our new family member later this year.

"Baby Marquez!!! We love you loads already @gorkamarquez1."

And only just yesterday, Gemma posted a snap of her baby bump, joking it looked like an "Easter Egg".

The star has been keeping pretty busy, despite carrying another human around. Last month, she and Gorka climbed Mount Teide in Spain.

"Last week me and Gorks climbed Mount Teide (it's a drive, cable car and flat walk before the pregnancy police start on me) I haven't been here since my dad passed away," she wrote on Instagram.

The couple plan to teach their child both Spanish (Gorka's native language) and English.

"Of course our baby will learn to speak Spanish – Gemma loves where I'm from too," Gorka told The Sun. "She's been to visit, we love how hot it is. I love being an uncle so I can't wait to be a dad."

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