Emmerdale actress Lucy Pargeter is expecting twins

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Emmerdale star Lucy Pargeter is pregnant with twins.

The actress, who plays Chastity Dingle in the ITV soap, already has an 11-year-old daughter with her partner Rudi Coleano.

Lucy Pargeter and Rudi Coleano
Lucy Pargeter and Rudi Coleano (Matt Crossick/PA)

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."

Lucy, 39, has appeared in Emmerdale since 2002 and competed in I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! in 2013, in the series won by singer Kian Egan.