An Emmerdale actress is pregnant with twins, it has been announced.1parg Lucy Pargeter, who plays Chastity Dingle in the ITV soap, already has an 11-year-old daughter with her partner Rudi Coleano.

A spokeswoman for the show said: “Lucy Pargeter and her partner Rudi Coleano are delighted to announce they are expecting twins spring 2017.  They will be long-awaited siblings for their daughter, Lola.”

Pargeter, 39, has appeared in Emmerdale since 2002 and competed in I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! in 2013, a series which was won by singer Kian Egan.