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‘Emmerdale' Star Emma Atkins Welcomes A Baby Boy After Secret Pregnancy

17/04/2015 10:25 BST | Updated 17/04/2015 10:59 BST

‘Emmerdale’ actress Emma Watkins, who stars as Charity Dingle in the ITV soap, has welcomed her first child.

Just a couple of months after confirming her pregnancy, Emma has given birth to a baby boy, it has been confirmed.

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Emma Atkins

The actress and her partner Tom are delighted by their new arrival, and Emma has shared her thoughts with The Sun, telling the paper: “We’ve had a lovely, healthy baby boy.

“He arrived just before my 40th birthday, which was the best present.”

Emma shared her pregnancy news back in January, when her character Charity was jailed in ‘Emmerdale’.

By using plenty of clever camera angles, the soap’s bosses managed to help the actress keep her pregnancy a total secret, until after Charity was put behind bars.

At the time, Emma confirmed that she does intend to return to the soap.

“I am leaving probably for about a year because I'm leaving to have a baby which is really exciting,” she said during an appearance on ‘This Morning’. “I will miss ‘Emmerdale’ so much but it is a new little journey in my life that I'm taking on now.

“I can't wait to come back - hopefully within a year.”

Congrats Emma and Tom!

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