Close Close
Mother and Baby

Emmerdale’s Emma Atkins has given birth

Section: Celebrity Mums
Emma Atkins [Photo: REX]

Actress has given birth to a healthy baby boy

The 40-year-old star, who plays Charity Dingle on the ITV soap, has revealed she and her businessman boyfriend Tom welcomed their first child just before her recent birthday.

She told The Sun newspaper: “We’ve had a lovely, healthy baby boy.

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

It was revealed earlier this year that Emma’s character had been sent to jail because she was already eight months pregnant and had managed to continue filming without any of the viewers at home noticing.

A source said at the time: “She’s been hiding her baby news from everyone outside of the show.”

Charity has escaped punishment for insurance fraud several times before but soap bosses decided it would be a good idea to write in a two-year jail sentence so that Emma could go on maternity leave.

The insider added: “No one has guessed she was pregnant so didn’t see Charity’s prison sentence coming. Everyone assumed she would get away with it like she has so many times in the past.

“But the fact that Emma is pregnant gave the writers a perfect opportunity to finally punish Charity. She’s going to be rotting in jail for at least a year.”

Story: ©BANG Showbiz. Photo: REX

Related content:


No comments have been made yet.

Subscribe to Mother&Baby!

Be the best mum you can be and let Mother & Baby guide you along the way. Each issue is jam packed with REAL advice from mums just like you. Subscribe today & get a free welcome gift!

Win £1,000 of Carpetright vouchers
Win £1,000-worth of Carpetright vouchers!

Create a fantasy world on your floor with your baby for your chance to win £1,000-worth of Carpetright vouchers!

Win an Abeille cellular blanket from Hippychick
Win an Abeille cellular blanket from Hippychick

Abeille Cellular Blankets, available fromHippychick, are delectably soft, made from 100% cotton and now available in six super-stylish colours. Click for your chance to win!

Win a year’s supply of Blueiron liquid iron supplement
Win a year’s supply of Blueiron liquid iron supplement

Blueiron is Scandinavia’s fastest-growing liquid iron supplement and has already helped thousands of women low in iron during pregnancy, breastfeeding and those with intense fitness regimes. Click for your chance to win!

Win a bumper box of Kiddylicious Super Snacks
Win a bumper box of Kiddylicious Super Snacks

Made from quinoa, lentils and chickpeas, and packed with vegetable protein, Kiddylicious Super Snacks help to keep your little ones whizzing about. Click for your chance to win!

Ovulation Calculator
Ovulation calculator

Trying for a baby? Work out when you're most fertile to increase your chances of getting pregnant with our easy-to-use ovulation calculator.

Pregnant woman
Due Date Calculator

When is your baby due? If you’re having trouble remembering dates and counting up the days on your fingers and toes, don’t worry – use our due date calculator.

Get M&B in your inbox!

Sign up to Mother&Baby today and get news and advice about your body and your baby straight to your inbox every week.