Gavin and Stacey's Joanna Page announces birth of third child

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Gavin and Stacey star Joanna Page has welcomed her third child.

The actress, who is also known for her role in heart-warming Christmas film Love Actually, announced her happy news on Twitter on Thursday.

It is the 38-year-old Welsh star's third child with husband James Thornton, also an actor. They are already parents to three-year-old daughter Eva and one-year-old son Kit.

Joanna and James - who has appeared in ITV soap Emmerdale - tied the knot in 2003 and have previously spoken about wanting to have a big family.

Joanna Page and James Thornton
Joanna Page and James Thornton (Chris Radburn/PA)

She told Wales Online: "James is one of four, so to him, four children is the norm.

"For me, one is the norm, but I can see how people get addicted to having babies.

"I would like to keep going and try to pop out as many as possible - I only wish I'd started having them younger."