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Jessica Sansome

Gemma Atkinson asks 'what have you done' as she questions Gorka Marquez birthing decision ahead of second child

Gemma Atkinson has jokingly fumed 'what have you done' after sharing Gorka Marquez's reaction to being asked about his role during the upcoming birth of their second child.

Last month, the Hits Radio host took to her Instagram Story to share a string of videos of herself talking to the camera after a check-up with her midwife. She shared how she and Strictly Come Dancing star Gorka had been talking about the upcoming birth.

Gemma, 38, shared how she hopes she'll have a water birth this time and when her partner was asked if he had thought about his 'role' in the process, the mum-of-two-to-be was left laughing at his response.

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She has since retold the story on the Hits Radio show she hosts with Mike Toolan, much to her co-host and friend's amusement. "We had an appointment today with our midwife and we were talking about birth options.

"She [was] talking about Gorka today and she said, 'So, have you thought about where you'd want to be?' And he went, 'What you mean?' She said, 'I mean you could even catch the baby'." Mike then asked: "So he'd be in the pool with you, catching the baby?"

To which Gemma said: "Well, he looked at me and he went, 'Catch it? What you mean catch it?'" She explained that the midwife told him that when their son is born, he could pull him up and place up onto Gemma's chest.

"And he looked at me and went, 'No, that's not my plan. No. My plan is to be near the head. Gemma's head'," the former Emmerdale and Hollyoaks star went on to say. "And then about 10 minutes later he cut me off again [and] he went, 'Do some men do that? Really?'

Gemma is due to give birth to a baby boy this summer (Gemma Atkinson Instagram)

"I think he invasions it like, do you know them machines that shoot tennis balls for tennis practice? I said it'll be, I'm assuming, very, very slow. Very, very painful, so if you want to help by just pulling him a little... 'No, no. It's not for me.'"

She then hilariously added: "And then it dawned on me. I thought, apart from the lovely night when the baby was actually, you know, made, I thought you've done nothing. And then when the baby's here, you won't even catch him? He's not had the cramps and the heartburn, and the swollen ankles. Meanwhile, I have to catch him myself. I'm going to have to push and catch at the same time."

And when the clip was posted to social media, fans couldn't help but share their laughter. @kimlin27 said: "'Push and catch at the same time' you make me howl." @hardyeloise commented: "I love this Gemma you are so funny when you do Gorka his accent keep doing it it’s hilarious." @carolynxth added: "Absolutely love Gemma, hilarious."


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