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Emmerdale star Michelle Hardwick cradles bump in ‘mini baby shower’ photo

Michelle and Kate are expecting their first child

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Emmerdale star Michelle Hardwick has shared a stunning photo of her bump alongside her wife Kate Brooks at their ‘mini baby shower.’

Michelle posted the picture to her Instagram account.

She captioned the post: “Counting down the weeks #minibabyshower #sociallydistanced #mummiestobe.”

Her followers commented on the post.

Her co-star Natalie Ann Jamieson, who plays Amy Wyatt, wrote: “Gorgeous.”

One follower commented: “Fabulous! So excited for you both.”

Another added: “Both looking stunning. Hope everything is going well. Best wishes.”

Emmerdale: Michelle Hardwick and Kate Brooks

Earlier this month, Michelle and Kate – who is a producer on the ITV soap –  celebrated their first wedding anniversary.

Last year, the happy couple married at Elvis Presley’s Graceland estate in Memphis Tennessee without any family or friends.

Vanessa has been off-screen in Emmerdale for a while now (Credit: ITV)

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In April of this year, the couple revealed on Instagram that Michelle is pregnant with their first child.

As filming at Emmerdale was suspended back in March due to COVID-19, Michelle has been off screen.

Due to her pregnancy, she has been shielding amid the pandemic and is unlikely to return to the soap until after her maternity leave.

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Emmerdale star Michelle Hardwick showed off her bump (Credit: SplashNews.com)

Emmerdale: Where is Vanessa?

Currently her alter ego Vanessa Woodfield is having treatment for bowel cancer. Vanessa has been staying with her mum off-screen, however part of her storyline has continued in the village with her fiancée Charity trying to find a way to adopt Vanessa’s son, Johnny.

Last week, Charity was shocked when Vanessa’s ex, Johnny’s dad Kirin, returned to the village.

Kirin, who was wanted by the police for a hit and run he did in 2016, tried to get £15K out of Charity.

Charity has been trying to adopt Vanessa’s son (Credit: ITV)

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After a lot of back and forth, Charity tricked Kirin into signing the adoption papers. She then refused to help him escape police custody.

But now, with Kirin giving up his parental rights to his son, it looks like Charity will be able to adopt the little boy.

Are you looking forward to Vanessa’s return?

Emmerdale airs weeknights at 7pm on ITV, with an extra episode at 8pm on Thursdays.

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