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Gillian Anderson’s character displays her baby bump as she films Sex Education series three

Her sex therapist character was left shocked as she discovered she’s pregnant on the second series of Netflix’s Sex Education.

And Gillian Anderson displayed a prosthetic baby bump as she filmed scenes for series three alongside her on-screen partner Mikael Persbrandt and son Asa Butterfield at a hospital in the fictional town of Moordale on Friday.

The actress, 52, highlighted her frame in a flowy floral print dress as she tapped into the role of Dr Jean F. Milburn with her co-stars. 

Oh baby! Gillian Anderson displayed a prosthetic baby bump as she filmed scenes for Sex Education’s third series alongside her on-screen partner Mikael Persbrandt on Friday

At one point, the screen star appeared to cradle her fake bump as she engaged in conversation with the Swedish actor, 57, who plays Jakob.

The couple endure an on-off romance on the series, with the mechanic calling it quits from the intimacy specialist after she kisses her ex-husband Remi (James Purefoy).

At the end of the latest season, Jean declares her love for Jakob, but he is left unconvinced and dismisses her advances.   

Fans will have to wait to see whether the pair reunite or if they are strictly forming a co-parenting relationship for the sake of their baby.

In good company: The actress, 52, who plays sex therapist Dr Jean F. Milburn on the series, was also joined by her on-screen son Asa Butterfield (far left)

In good company: The actress, 52, who plays sex therapist Dr Jean F. Milburn on the series, was also joined by her on-screen son Asa Butterfield (far left)

Dramatic plot: Her character was left shocked as she discovered she's pregnant on the second series of  the Netflix hit

Dramatic plot: Her character was left shocked as she discovered she’s pregnant on the second series of  the Netflix hit

In good company: At one point, the screen star appeared to cradle her fake bump as she engaged in conversation with the Swedish actor, 57, who plays Jakob

In good company: At one point, the screen star appeared to cradle her fake bump as she engaged in conversation with the Swedish actor, 57, who plays Jakob

Gillian’s on-screen son Asa, 23, who fronts the programme as nerdy student Otis, was seen sporting a protective face mask in between takes.

 The Netflix show left fans on a cliffhanger at the end of season two, but lovers of the series won’t have too long to wait to find out what happens next, after the cast confirmed filming had begun in September.

Meanwhile, Emma Mackey, who plays Maeve Wiley, gave a few hints about what we can expect from the upcoming series.

On and off: At the end of the latest season, Jean declares her love for Jakob, but he is left unconvinced and dismisses her advances

On and off: At the end of the latest season, Jean declares her love for Jakob, but he is left unconvinced and dismisses her advances

Together again? Fans will have to wait to see whether the pair reunite or if they are strictly forming a co-parenting relationship for the sake of their baby

Together again? Fans will have to wait to see whether the pair reunite or if they are strictly forming a co-parenting relationship for the sake of their baby

Speaking to PORTER, the 24-year-old admitted the set has become ‘very regimented’, with coronavirus testing being carried out twice a week to ensure the cast and crew’s safety.

However she said sex scenes will still be included: ‘We’re all still, like, hugging and making out… and doing intimate scenes.’

In September Netflix shared a snap of a doodle-covered script on Instagram, while the show’s account posted a video of the cast getting prepared to leave lockdown and head back on set. 

Staying safe: Gillian's on-screen son Asa, 23, who fronts the programme as nerdy student Otis, was seen sporting a protective face mask in between takes

Staying safe: Gillian’s on-screen son Asa, 23, who fronts the programme as nerdy student Otis, was seen sporting a protective face mask in between takes

Jean could be seen struggling with her technology as she prepared to film her preparation to head back to work.

While other cast members including Asa, Chris Jenks, Connor Swindells, Jojo Macari hilariously got ready to reprise their roles. 

Chinenye Edeudu, Tanya Reynolds, Chaneil Kular and Alistair Petrie also featured in the clip. 

Actress Aimee Lou Wood, who plays Aimee Gibbs, recently spoke to Digital Spy about her hopes of the show making it to screens by early next year as she said: ‘It looks like it’s on track.’ 

And after having already read a script for the first episode of season three, she teased that it’s ‘really, really good’.

She went on: ‘I’m desperate to see more. I’m so desperate, especially because I feel like the last season left us all in such interesting positions. But where the characters could go now is kind of limitless.’ 

It was revealed back in February that Sex Education had been renewed for a third season. 

The show’s first season revolved largely around Otis falling for bad-girl Maeve and his effort to lose his virginity.  

The awkward high school student initially made a name for himself offering sex advice to students despite not actually engaging in the act himself. 

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