'Emmerdale' stars Laura Norton and Mark Jordon expecting second child

Emmerdale stars Mark Jordon and Laura Norton arrive at Manchester Crown Court where he was cleared of assault.
Emmerdale's Mark Jordon and Laura Norton are expecting another child together. (PA)

Emmerdale stars Laura Norton and Mark Jordon have announced they are expecting their second child together.

The soap stars - who play Kerry Wyatt and Daz Spencer in the ITV series - welcomed son Jesse in January 2021, and have now announced Norton, 39, is pregnant again.

Jordon, 57, wrote on Instagram alongside a photograph of Norton showing off her baby bump: "I’m very lucky to share my life with @laura_norts and our amazing son Jesse...

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"I have the most amazing older children Joseph and Poppy. That share our life with Jesse. And now...

"Jesse Poppy and Joe get to share our next adventure. Thank you @laura_norts for the most special gift you’ve brought me . Thank you for being an amazing mum . Our next special little person is very lucky to have your care love and brilliant view of life. Let the adventures begin again . You’re working so hard in the Dales and give so much to us all. All five of us are blessed to have you in our world . Thank you."

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Norton simply shared a picture of herself and Jordon, taken by fellow Emmerdale star Charley Webb, captioned: "Round 2…"

Friends and co-stars offered their congratulations.

Webb, who played Debbie Dingle in the Dales, said: "Excited excited excited for the next squish but yeah, let’s make it all about me and my photography."

Emmerdale's Charley Webb.
Charley Webb took the photos of Laura Norton and Mark Jordon for their baby announcement. (Getty Images)

Lisa Riley, who played Mandy Dingle, commented: "Yipeeeeeeeee, at last we can say something. So much love to you both, we are elated for you both."

Jordon shares son Joseph, 24, and daughter Poppy, 21, with ex-wife, Happy Valley star Siobhan Finneran, who he starred with on 1960s police drama Heartbeat. The couple divorced in 2014.

Laura Norton as Kerry Wyatt in Emmerdale. (ITV)
Laura Norton as Kerry Wyatt in Emmerdale. (ITV)

Jordon met Norton when he first appeared in Emmerdale in 2014, and became a fulltime cast member in 2017. They announced their engagement on New Year’s Day 2019, although Norton let slip they had been engaged for seven months by that time.

The couple made headlines when Jordon was accused of assaulting an OAP whilst celebrating their engagement at an Oldham pub in 2018 - charges he was later cleared of.

Emmerdale actor Mark Jordon and partner Laura Norton.
Emmerdale's Mark Jordon and Laura Norton already have a 19-month-old son Jesse. (PA)

He said afterwards: “I was portrayed as a violent drunk.

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"I’d never been in a fight before, never been in trouble with the law, never been in a cell or a police car, apart from a 1960s one in Heartbeat.”