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Thursday 14th November 2019

Pregnant Gemma Atkinson reunites with 'old school' Hollyoaks cast

Last minute meet ups before her baby is born!

Pregnant Gemma Atkinson has reunited with two of her former Hollyoaks co-stars ahead of giving birth.

Catching up with old friends before the arrival of her first child with Strictly dancer Gorka Marquez, Gemma met up with friends Kelly Greenwood née Condron and Helen Noble for lunch.

Read more: Channel 4 hits back at claims flagship soap Hollyoaks is facing the axe

Soap fans will know that Gemma played Lisa Hunter, opposite Kelly's Zara Morgan and Helen's Abby Davies, all of whom left in 2005.

In a nostalgic message posted on Friday (June 21), Gemma shared a picture with her two friends, alongside an historic photo from 10 years ago.

The 34-year-old wrote: "Old school Hollyoaks reunion today! Myself, Kelly and Helen - aka Lisa, Zara and Abby (the cool kids of the Oaks) 😂 - finally managed our lunch date."

Read more: Hollyoaks reveals shock exit for show favourite this summer

She continued: "Over 10 years since we all got together and soon to be five babies between us, yet it still felt like we hadn't spent a day apart.

"Spice Girls were right! #friendshipneverends. Lots of memories and looking back at our Oaks photo album, collectively between us, we're all extremely grateful there was no social media back in our @hollyoaksofficial days 🤦🏼‍♀️🙄😂 @kelcondron @helennoble83."

Fans were quick to comment on the snap, with one replying: "I remember you all from back in the day."

Over 10 years since we all got together and soon to be five babies between us.

Gemma Atkinson as Lisa Hunter in Hollyoaks (Credit: Lime Pictures)

Another said: "Awww loved these Hollyoaks days, with your storylines you made my school life easier as I felt I was going through the same journey 💕."

A third added: "Omg. That's crazy. The memories!"

"None of you have aged," remarked another.

Gemma starred in the C4 soap from 2001 to 2005, before appearing in several spin-off series including Hollyoaks: Let Loose and Hollyoaks: In the City.

After playing Lisa, Gemma went on to join Emmerdale (Credit: Lime Pictures)

She later joined Emmerdale as Carly Hope, before taking part in the 2017 series of Strictly Come Dancing where she met her partner and baby daddy Gorka.

The pair have been sharing their excitement about their unborn child with their social media followers, sharing photos of the nursery and Gemma's growing baby bump.

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