Gemma Atkinson reveals she's pregnant

Gemma Atkinson is pregnant credit:Bang Showbiz
Gemma Atkinson is pregnant credit:Bang Showbiz

Gemma Atkinson is pregnant.

The 38-year-old actress has announced via social media that she's expecting her second child with Gorka Marquez.

Alongside some black-and-white photos of her growing baby bump, Gemma - who already has Mia, three, with the 'Strictly Come Dancing' star - wrote on Instagram: "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. (sic)"

Gemma and Gorka met when the actress competed on 'Strictly' in 2017, and the loved-up couple got engaged in February 2021.

However, the soap star previously revealed that they decided to postpone their wedding due to their busy schedules.

She explained: "Gorka is literally on tour all of this year. We've only got four days off together.

"He's got the two 'Strictly' tours back to back, and then he'll be going on 'Strictly' in the autumn. We don't even have a minute to sit down and begin making plans!"

Gemma also opened up about her experience of motherhood, admitting that her body "doesn't look like it did" since giving birth.

She shared: "My body doesn't look like it did before. It's changed after having a baby, but that made me more determined to do [a photoshoot for a magazine] – my body is not better or worse, just different.

"Maybe it's important to show that to other women? ... I was always straight up and down, like a surfboard, but now I've got a bit of a waist.

"When I put on high-waisted jeans, you can see I've got hips. I reckon I'm about three percent J-Lo now, so I'm happy with that."