Joanna Page and James Thornton

Joanna Page close to due date, shares baby bump photo on Instagram

She and husband James Thornton are expecting their fourth child

Joanna Page fans are waiting on tenterhooks for news of her baby’s arrival – her fourth child with husband James Thornton.

The Gavin and Stacey actress, 44, is very close to her due date, as demonstrated by the picture she shared on Instagram this week of her huge baby bump.

But when exactly can we expect to hear the pitter-patter of tiny footsteps?

In this article, you’ll find out everything you need to know about Joanna’s pregnancy, from when she’s due to have the baby, to how she reacted to the news that she would become a mum for the fourth time.

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Joanna Page says it will be a “busy Christmas” (Credit:

When is Joanna Page due to have her baby?

The Pet Show presenter Joanna hasn’t publicly announced her due date. However, judging by the photo she shared on Instagram this week, she’s going to be dropping any time now.

In the picture, the Welsh actress could be seen lifting her colourful sweater to reveal a bump that looked like it was bursting at the seams.

She told her 100,000 followers: “I think my stomach’s popped. #notlongnow.”

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Joanna broke the news of her pregnancy back in August, admitting that it had been unexpected.

Taking to Instagram again, she told her fans: “Well, this is a surprise!! Baby number 4 on the way! It’s going to be a busy Christmas!”

How does she feel about becoming a mum again?

Shortly after revealing that she was pregnant, Joanna appeared on BBC’s The One Show, where she reiterated how surprised she was.

Wearing a floaty yellow frock that showed off a distinct bump, she told viewers: “I’m still in shock, I think! Number four…

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“I said to my husband we’re not going to have any retirement. It’s sort of going to be children to death.”

She was smiling when she said it, though, so we think she’s happy really!

Joanna Page and James Thornton
Joanna Page and James Thornton have been married for 18 years (Credit:

Who is Joanna Page’s husband?

Joanna has been married to former Emmerdale actor James Thornton, 46, since 2003.

The Yorkshireman played John Barton in the ITV soap, before leaving in 2012.

James also appeared in the third Let’s Dance for Comic Relief in 2011, winning the competition alongside comedian Charlie Baker.

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Joanna made her name on BBC sitcom Gavin and Stacey (Credit: BBC)

How many children do Joanna Page and James Thornton have?

Joanna and James currently have three children – Eva, eight, Kit, six, and Noah, five.

So, they’ll have four in total when the new one comes along.

In an interview last year, Joanna revealed that she wanted a fourth child but didn’t think James would be up for it.

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She told The Sun’s Fabulous magazine: “If it was up to me we’d have a fourth, but after the third James said he was done.

“He thought a fourth might break him.”

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Quipped the Gavin and Stacey star: “I could just go for it and not tell James. He would just be so over the moon that we were having sex!”

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Nancy Brown
Associate Editor