Lucy Pargeter to find out twins' sex at Christmas

Lucy Pargeter is hoping she'll know the sex of her twins before Christmas when she has her four-month scan

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Lucy Pargeter

Lucy Pargeter

Lucy Pargeter is hoping to find out the sex of her baby twins "just before Christmas."

The 'Emmerdale' star is thrilled she's expecting two little ones with her fiancé Rudi Coleano, with whom she already has 11-year-old daughter Lola, and can't wait to find out whether she's having boys or girls or one of each at her 20-week scan this month.

Speaking to OK! magazine, she said: "It's not 100 per cent so we're waiting for the 20-week scan. It'll be just before Christmas."

But, although she's really excited for the four-month scan, the 39-year-old actress - who is known for portraying pub owner Chastity Dingle in the long-running soap - is too busy focusing on her job to think about her pregnancy too much.

She added: "Yes, it'll be nice to find out the sex of the babies just before Christmas, but until I break up from work, I can't think about the rest of it. It would be nice to have a boy and a girl, but we don't mind as long as they're healthy."

And, although her alter ego is currently wrapped up in a big storyline involving her gay son Aaron Livesy (Danny Miller), it's highly unlikely her pregnancy will wreak havoc for show bosses as she only took three months off work when she gave birth to Lola almost 12 years ago because she's too much of a "workaholic" to sit at home.

She said: "As soon as I told the bosses at 'Emmerdale' I was pregnant they asked me how long I would want on maternity leave. But I just wanted three months and then straight back. I couldn't afford to have too long off work - I have got two mortgages and a car. Working is a big part of me and my life and I wasn't happy to stay at home."

Lucy - who has appeared on 'Emmerdale' since 2002 and also competed in 'I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here!' in 2013 - was forced to re-juggle her life when she found out she was pregnant with Lola as she and Rudi were initially planning to get married but had no choice but to put their nuptials on hold.

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