Emmerdale’s Michelle Hardwick and wife Kate Brooks delight Loose Women as they announce sex of their second baby

Michelle Hardwick and her wife Kate Brooks appeared on Loose Women to share their gender reveal and IVF experience.

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Michelle Hardwick and wife Kate Brooks revealed the gender of their second baby during an appearance on ITV’s Loose Women.

The couple, who met on the set of ITV soap Emmedale, spoke on the afternoon panel show about their experience of getting pregnant for the second time.

Michelle and Kate haven’t met the donor but their children have the same biological father.

The pair delighted viewers as they announced the gender of their second baby, telling the Loose Women that one-year-old Edward (Teddy) will be a big brother to a “little girl”.

Michelle Brooks and Kate Hardwick on Loose WomenMichelle Brooks and Kate Hardwick on Loose Women
Michelle Brooks and Kate Hardwick on Loose Women

The couple shared that they did not find out the gender of their first baby and were convinced that he was going to be a boy.

Kate Brooks, who is a series producer on Emmerdale, shared some of the series’ upcoming plotlines before the couple were joined on set by their fussing toddler.

Michelle Hardwick

Michelle HardwickMichelle Hardwick
Michelle Hardwick

Michelle Hardwick is an English actress who is known for her roles on Emmerdale and The Royal.

Hardwick had early acting roles in both Heartbeat and Coronation Street before landing her role as receptionist Lizzie on The Royal.

The actress joined the Emmerdale cast in 2012, where she met her now wife, Kate Brooks.

  • Age: 46
  • Born: 26 February 1976
  • Partner: Kate Brooks 
  • Children: Edward (one)
  • Net Worth: $5 Million 

Appearing on Loose Women on 10 August 2022, Michelle Hardwick revealed she has been struggling with morning sickness throughout her second pregnancy.

Hardwick told the panellists: “It seems to have flown by, this one.

“The first twelve weeks this time round, yeah, there was quite a bit of morning sickness.”

Hardwick’s wife Kate Brooks then interjected: “It was fun wasn’t it? It was very fun for all of us”


Jeff Hordley

Jeff HordleyJeff Hordley
Jeff Hordley

Jeff Hordley is an English actor that is best known for playing Cain Dingle on ITV’s Emmerdale.

Hordley has received three nominations for ‘Best Actor’ at the British Soap Awards for his work.

Jeff Hordley has been acting in Emmerdale since 2000, taking a three year break from the programme between 2006 - 2009.

Dominic Brunt

Dominic BruntDominic Brunt
Dominic Brunt

Dominic Brunt is an English actor who is most known for his role as Paddy Kirk on Emmerdale.

Brunt has been in the role of Paddy Kirk since 1997 and remains a consistent character on the programme.

Over his career, Dominic Brunt has been nominated for several British Soap Awards, Inside Soap Awards and National Television Awards.

Mark Charnock

Mark CharnockMark Charnock
Mark Charnock

Mark Charnock is an English actor, most known for his role Marlon Dingle in ITV’s Emmerdale.

Charnock has been on the programme since 1996 and produces an annual Zombie Film Festival with Dominic Brunt in Leeds.

In 2004, Charnock was awarded ‘Best Male Dramatic Performance’ at the British Soap Awards.


Kate Brooks

Michelle Brooks and Kate Hardwick on Loose WomenMichelle Brooks and Kate Hardwick on Loose Women
Michelle Brooks and Kate Hardwick on Loose Women

Kate Brooks is a series producer on ITV soap Emmerdale.

Brooks met her now wife Michelle Hardwick working on the programme and the couple got engaged in 2018.

Brooks and Hardwick got married in 2019 at Graceland in Memphis and now have one little boy together and are expecting their second child.

Rosie Nicholl

Michelle Hardwick separated from ex-wife Rosie Nicholl in 2017.

The couple who had wed in 2015 were married for less than two years before they decided to end their marriage.

Hardwick at the time revealed that the pair had split amicably and that they were still sharing their dogs.