February 29, 2008 10:53 AM

When Tricia Penrose‘s Heartbeat character Gina Bellamy became pregnant on the UK soap, the 37-year-old actress says she should have know that she would follow suit, thanks to a long-running legend on set.

Married to former TV presenter Mark Simpkin, The couple is already parents to son Jake, 4 ½, and couldn’t be more excited to be expecting again.

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However,there was cause for concern earlier in the pregnancy — Tricia beganheavily spotting just before the couple was due to go in for the firstultrasound.

As for Jake, he doesn’t know about mom’s pregnancy just yet — Tricia and Mark have chosen not to tell him until further along.

And he may havemore than one sibling. Although Mark says two children would be great,Tricia would like to try for three if this baby is male.

Source: Hello! Magazine,Issue: 1010, p. 106-108

Thanks to CBB reader Carlie.

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