Gemma Atkinson is officially on maternity leave! The radio host announced the good news on her Instagram on Thursday, revealing she won’t be returning to Hits Radio until next year.
with a cheeky clip from the comedy film hangoverThe mum of one wrote: “Last show done. Officially on maternity leave! And so I leave producers Matt and @miketoolan in the studio carpark. I’ll be back on the air with the gang next spring but until then Enjoy! And thanks for tuning in.”
Gemma documented her last day in the studio on her Instagram Stories, revealing the incredible leaving gift she gave her colleagues – a cardboard cutout of herself.
The big surprise, however, was for the pregnant star, who received a call live on air from her fiancé, Gorka Marquez.
Starr, who is currently on tour with strictly The pros were asked how he was feeling ahead of the arrival of baby number two and the Spanish dancer was quick to express his concerns over the birth – watch the video below to find out.
Although Gorka will be on tour until the end of the month, Gemma will be able to spend quality time with her daughter Mia as her son is not due until late June or early July.
Star away from having the actual date so as not to create any tension if the child arrives early or late.
The former Hollyoaks actress recently explained: “I’ve been asked this a lot, but I’ve specifically asked for a deadline rather than a due date for a couple of reasons… 1. I think we spend too much time on that day.” become obsessed.
“2. If they come before or after that day we start with ‘they are late or early there is panic/anxiety’. So keeping this in mind I have asked for ‘time limit’.
“I’ve been told any time from the last few weeks of June to the first few weeks of July that he can come. I’m glad it’s that way because I’m more chilled out and accept that he’ll come when he’s ready.” “
Gemma, who met professional dancer Gorka on the hit BBC show in 2017 when the former actress competed as a contestant, announced her happy pregnancy news in January.
“It’s impossible to hide my abs now. I have officially ‘popped’.” Our baby boy will be joining our family later this year,” she wrote alongside an adorable black and white image of the mother cradling her blooming belly.
She continued: “We feel so blessed and grateful to be on this trip again. Mia is absolutely thrilled! We may need to do some talking on names though, because so far she is adamant that she doesn’t like Barbie.” will be said.”
After a whirlwind romance, the couple welcomed daughter Mia in 2019. Gemma went through a complicated labor involving an emergency C-section. And shortly after giving birth, the TV star experienced a horrendous haemorrhage that saw her lose “a lot of blood”.
Lovebirds Gemma and Gorka announced their engagement in 2021. Gorka popped the question on Valentine’s Day, proposing with a gobstopper diamond ring that cost £11,900.
The couple are believed to be planning a “small” wedding ceremony later this year, followed by a “big party”. In an exclusive interview with HELLO, Gemma revealed: “We’ve talked about getting married many times, talking about what we want to do.
“Half the time we say we should just go to the registry office and do it there, and then it’s done, then there’s a big party. I think that’s the route we’ll go down.
“I have two friends getting married, one over Christmas and one next year and given the stress of planning a big wedding, I’m kind of making a choice, no, I’ll have a small wedding and a big one.” I will get married.” party later.”
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