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Emmerdale’s Andrea Tate actress Anna Nightingale reveals she’s pregnant with her second child

'bit of a surprise'

EMMERDALE star Anna Nightingale has revealed she is pregnant with her second child.

The actress - who plays Andrea Tate on the ITV soap - admitted the news came as a bit of a surprise to both her and fiance Daren Dixon. 

And she’s been struggling to keep the secret from her fans and daughter Autumn, four, for fear she would let the cat of the bag.

Speaking to OK Magazine about the news and Daren’s reaction, she said: “It’s always been a conversation; it’s always something we, as a family, have wanted. 

“We were kind of like, “If it happens, it happens, if it doesn’t, it doesn’t.” Daren’s very laid-back but his face did drop.

“It hadn’t been a conversation for a little while, in terms of dates and stuff. To be honest, it was a bit of a surprise to me as well until I actually did that test, and even when I did it, I was like, “Oh, OK.” And then I did another one!.”

The actress has already been forced to hide her bump during filming, which she admits has been difficult. 

She said: “Yeah, it’s not going to be part of my character’s journey, so we have to hide it. Some days you can really see it and some days you can’t. 

“So there’s been a lot of me sitting at tables or carrying a well placed bag or clipboard!”

Anna and Daren have been together for ten years and engaged for seven, but are yet to set a wedding date.

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