Emmerdale’s Charley Webb returns to work just weeks after having third child

She had baby son Ace in July

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Emmerdale’s Charley Webb has returned to work after the birth of her third child in July – and the project is something close to her heart.

The actress, 31, and her soap co-star husband Matthew Wolfenden welcomed their baby son six weeks ago and revealed they’d named their new arrival Ace.

Charley in her soap role as Debbie Dingle (Credit: ITV)

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Since then, she has been enjoying getting to know her newborn during her maternity leave from the ITV soap, and has kept a relatively low profile on social media – returning to hit back at people who criticised her sons.

However, on Wednesday (September 11), Charley shared a paid sponsorship advert with fast food chain McDonald’s on her official Instagram page.

Sharing a photo of herself with son Buster, she wrote: “AD: My favourite part of the kids’ evening routine is story time.”

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She continued: “We read together every evening and love taking it in turns to do ‘all the voices’ and have a little giggle together.

“I’m really excited to announce I am partnering with @mcdonaldsuk on their new #HappyReaders campaign which launches today!

“The scheme will provide a free The World’s Worst Children book (Buster’s absolute favourite!) in every Happy Meal. Get yourself down to McDonald’s before October 15th!”

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Her followers, including fellow soap actress Helen Flanagan, were quick to respond.

Helen wrote: “These look so good.”

Former Emmerdale actress Sheree Murphy simply said: “Love this.”

“What a lovely picture of you and your son,” gushed another.

However, not everyone was complementary with one critic replying: “Books are great for kids… but McDonald’s is not.”

The scheme hopes to encourage children to read by offering a free story from David Walliams’ bestselling series alongside every Happy Meal.

Charley and hubby Matthew – who plays David Metcalfe in Emmerdale – already had two sons, Buster, nine, and Bowie, three, before Ace arrived.

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