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Pregnant Joanna Page jokes she’s ‘not going to have any retirement’ after ‘surprise’ baby news

Joanna Page has joked she’s ‘not going to have any retirement’ following the ‘surprise’ news she’s expecting her fourth child.

The Gavin and Stacey star, 44, admitted she was ‘still in shock’ in her first TV appearance since announcing her pregnancy on Tuesday’s The One Show.

Joanna, who already has three children Eva, seven, Kit, five, and Noah, four, with husband James Thornton, added that there must be ‘something in the water’ at BBC Radio Wales, noting her colleague Alex Jones was also expecting.

Baby bombshell: Joanna Page, 44, has joked she’s ‘not going to have any retirement’ following the ‘surprise’ news she’s expecting her fourth child

Joanna was a guest on the show to discuss her new job hosting Shop Well For Less, but was soon congratulated by hosts Alex and Gethin Jones.

Debuting her bump in a pretty yellow printed dress, the actress said: ‘I’m still in shock I think! Number four I mean well, I said to my husband we’re not going to have any retirement, it’s sort of going to be children to death. 

‘I think there’s something in the water at BBC Radio Wales, because it’s you me and Eve Myles all do the morning show.’

I'm pregnant! The Gavin and Stacey star announced on Monday that she was 'surprised' to be expecting her fourth child later this year

I’m pregnant! The Gavin and Stacey star announced on Monday that she was ‘surprised’ to be expecting her fourth child later this year

Glowing: During an appearance on BBC's The One Show, Joanna joked that there must be 'something in the water' at BBC Radio Wales, because Alex Jones was also expecting

Glowing: During an appearance on BBC’s The One Show, Joanna joked that there must be ‘something in the water’ at BBC Radio Wales, because Alex Jones was also expecting

Gorgeous: She said: 'I'm still in shock I think! Number four I mean well, I said to my husband we're not going to have any retirement, it's sort of going to be children to death'

Gorgeous: She said: ‘I’m still in shock I think! Number four I mean well, I said to my husband we’re not going to have any retirement, it’s sort of going to be children to death’

Beaming: Joanna was a guest on the show to discuss her new job hosting Shop Well For Less, but was soon congratulated by hosts Alex and Gethin Jones

Beaming: Joanna was a guest on the show to discuss her new job hosting Shop Well For Less, but was soon congratulated by hosts Alex and Gethin Jones

During the interview Joanna was also asked about the prospect of another Gavin and Stacey special, after 2019’s episode ended on a jaw-dropping cliffhanger.

Sadly the star confessed she knows as much as the show’s fans saying: ‘I don’t know, I mean I genuiniely didn’t know we were going to do a special until they phoned, so I have absolutely no idea and I never ever ask them. 

‘So I suppose I’ll just one day get a phone call or we’ll never do it again.’

On Monday Joanna shared the news that she was pregnant with her fourth baby in an Instagram post showcasing her bump in a floaty white dress.

The post was captioned: ‘Well, this is a surprise!! Baby number 4 on the way! It’s going to be a busy Christmas!’ 

Surprise! On Monday Joanna shared the news that she was pregnant with her fourth baby in an Instagram post showcasing her bump in a floaty white dress

Surprise! On Monday Joanna shared the news that she was pregnant with her fourth baby in an Instagram post showcasing her bump in a floaty white dress 

Standing outside surrounded by plants and a wheelbarrow, Joanna added the hashtags: ‘pregnant’ and ‘babyontheway’ while also revealing their little one was due at Christmas. 

Joanna’s famous friends were quick to share their congratulations, with Denise Van Outen writing: ‘Aw, congratulations.’

Emmerdale’s Charley Webb added: ‘Oh wow lovely news,’ while Catherine Tyldesley gushed: ‘Congratulations.’

It comes after the star revealed that she and her husband James threatened to divorce each other during the first COVID-19 lockdown earlier this year.

Friends: Joanna's famous friends were quick to share their congratulations, with Denise Van Outen writing: 'Aw, congratulations'

Friends: Joanna’s famous friends were quick to share their congratulations, with Denise Van Outen writing: ‘Aw, congratulations’

The doting mother admitted in December that having their three kids at home all the time killed any hope of intimacy.

She even revealed that she and her actor husband, 45, went ‘a month of literally not saying a single word to each other’ as they struggled through lockdown.

Joanna told The Sun: ‘We spent the whole of the first lockdown arguing and threatening to divorce each other.

Divorce threats: It comes after Joanna revealed that she and her husband James threatened to divorce each other during the first COVID-19 lockdown earlier this year

Divorce threats: It comes after Joanna revealed that she and her husband James threatened to divorce each other during the first COVID-19 lockdown earlier this year 

‘Then we went through a month of literally not saying a single word to each other.’

The Welsh actress went on to explain that they came out of the first lockdown feeling ‘numb’ and desperate to get ‘anything we could’ after arguing ‘so much’.

Speaking about their sex life, she continued: ”’Let’s get some sex in before we have to pick the kids up from school” – that’s how desperate we’d got.’

She went on to say that their saving grace was finally sending their kids back to school, admitting it gave her the chance to fancy her husband of 17 years again.

Joanna tied the knot with her longtime partner James, who starred as John Barton in Emmerdale, back in 2003 and they have since welcomed three children together.

Sex life: The Gavin and Stacey star admitted that having their three kids - Eva, seven, Kit, five, and Noah, four - at home all the time killed any hope of intimacy (pictured in June 2019)

 Sex life: The Gavin and Stacey star admitted that having their three kids – Eva, seven, Kit, five, and Noah, four – at home all the time killed any hope of intimacy (pictured in June 2019)

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