Emmerdale actress Sophie Powles has announced she is pregnant with her second child.
The 34 year old, who played Holly Barton in the ITV soap, shared the happy news on Friday as she revealed her bump for the first time.
Sophie, who is already a mum of one with film director partner Mark Waters – shared a picture of herself in the ocean, holding her two year old daughter Marli in the air.
Sophie looked sensational in a bikini which showed off her growing bump as the sun set behind them.
Sharing the snap with her 22k Instagram followers, she wrote: “Another little friend joining us on our adventures.”
Fans took to the comments to congratulate the actress on her pregnancy.
One person commented: "Another lucky baby to have you as their mama."
Another said: "Ahh the best news!! So happy for you all."
Sophie welcomed her first child, daughter Marli Ocean Waters, in July 2021.
In a sweet Instagram post, the actress shared a sweet snap of little Marli's legs with the caption: Nearly a month ago our little girl joined us. Marli Ocean Waters you are Magic. Photo by dad @markwatersfilm."
Mark shared the same snap as he penned: "Marli Ocean Waters, I can't believe I get to be your dad:) I will spend the rest of my life, showing you how much I love you. Your Mum is pretty cool too."
The new parents were swarmed with well-wishes from their fans and celebrity pals.
Coronation Street actress Shobna Gulati commented: "I love this you are magic mummy" while Pixie Lott left two love-heart eyed emojis under the picture.
Sophie joined Emmerdale as Holly Barton in 2009 and left the soap in 2016 after her character was killed off in a high-profile storyline.
Fans of the show were left stunned after her character Holly was found dead in her bed following a massive overdose.
The scenes were even more surprising as the character had been clean for a while and had been looking to put her life back on track.
She had even started a relationship with factory boss Jai Sharma and was doing well in her photography career.
Speaking to The Mirror after her exit was aired, the soap star said: "It's been challenging to highlight drug addiction and it's a very serious and stark warning to show the devastating affects it can have on people.
The actress added: "I hope it raises awareness and hopefully it gets more help for people who are struggling with addiction.
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