June 6, 2023

Gemma Atkinson is formally on maternity depart! The radio host introduced the joyful information on Thursday on her Instagram, and revealed she will not be returning to Hits Radio till subsequent 12 months.

Alongside a cheeky clip from comedy movie The Hangover, the mother-of-one wrote: “Closing present accomplished. Formally on maternity depart! And that is how I’ve simply left producer Matt and @miketoolan within the studio carpark. I will be again on air with the gang subsequent spring however till then, get pleasure from! And thanks for tuning in.”

Gemma documented her final day within the studio on her Instagram Tales, revealing the unimaginable leaving current she had given her colleagues – a cardboard cutout of herself.

© Instagram
Gemma gifted her colleagues a cardboard cutout of herself

The massive shock, nevertheless, was for the pregnant star, who acquired a name, dwell on air, from her fiancée Gorka Marquez.

The star, who’s at present on tour with the Strictly professionals was requested how he was feeling forward of the arrival of child quantity two and the Spanish dancer was fast to voice his considerations over the infant’s start – watch the video beneath to seek out out why.

Gorka Marquez talks overtly about child’s start and why he’s dreading it

Though Gorka will likely be touring till the top of the month, Gemma will be capable of spend high quality time with their daughter Mia as their son just isn’t due till the top of June or early July.

The star away from having an precise date so as to not induce any stress if the infant got here early or late.

Gemma and Gorka smiling© Instagram
The couple have already got a daughter named Mia

The previous Hollyoaks actress defined lately: “I have been requested this loads however I’ve particularly requested for a time-frame as a substitute of a due date for a couple of causes… 1. I believe we change into too obsessive about that sooner or later.

“2. In the event that they arrive earlier than or after that day we begin ‘they’re late or early panic / anxiousness’. So with that in thoughts I’ve requested for a ‘timeframe’.

Gemma cradling her baby bump© Instagram
Gemma has been documenting her being pregnant on social media

“I have been informed any time from the again few weeks in June to the entrance few weeks in July he might be coming. Happier me that approach as I am extra chilled and accepting of he’ll come when he is prepared.”

Gemma, who met skilled dancer Gorka on the hit BBC present in 2017 when the previous actress competed as a contestant, introduced her joyous being pregnant information again in January.

Gemma holding Mia's hand© Instagram
Mia is about to change into a giant sister

“Unimaginable to cover my stomach any longer. I’ve formally ‘popped.’ Our child boy will likely be becoming a member of our household later this 12 months,” she penned alongside an cute black and white picture of the mum-to-be cradling her blossoming bump.

She continued: “We really feel so extremely blessed and Grateful to be on this journey once more. Mia is completely thrilled! Though we might have to do some negotiating on names, as to this point she’s adamant he’ll be referred to as Barbie.”

Pregnant Gemma Atkinson wows in striped bikini© Instagram
Pregnant Gemma lately loved a babymoon in Spain

After a whirlwind romance, the couple welcomed daughter Mia in 2019. Gemma went by means of an advanced labour involving an emergency C-section. And shortly after giving start, the TV star skilled a terrifying haemorrhage which noticed her lose “a number of blood”.

In 2021, lovebirds Gemma and Gorka introduced their engagement. Gorka popped the query on Valentine’s Day, proposing with a gobstopper diamond ring regarded as value an eye-watering £11,900.

shirtless gorka marquez on beach holiday with gemma atkinson in bikini and daughter mia
Gemma has revealed her daughter Mia is de facto excited to welcome a child brother

The couple are regarded as planning a “small” wedding ceremony ceremony adopted by a “massive occasion,” later this 12 months. In an unique interview with HELLO!, Gemma revealed: “We’ve spoken about getting married a couple of occasions, speaking about what we wish to do. 

“Half the time we are saying we should always simply go to the registry workplace and do it there, after which it is accomplished, then have a giant occasion. I believe that would be the route we are going to go down.

Pregnant Gemma Atkinson with Mia resting her head on her bump
Gemma confirmed her being pregnant earlier within the 12 months

“Two of my pals are getting married, one at Christmas and one subsequent 12 months and seeing the stress they’ve gone by means of planning a giant wedding ceremony, I am form of like, no, I am going to do some small wedding ceremony and throw a giant occasion afterwards.”

Need to maintain updated with the newest tales? Signal as much as our HELLO! Newsletters at this time.