Gemma and Gorka are proud new parents

Gemma Atkinson and Gorka Marquez welcomed their first child together a week ago today.

Gemma Atkinson

The proud new parents announced the happy news to their fans over the weekend, but while they’ve publicly gushed over their ‘wonderful’ baby girl, they’re yet to share a snap of the tot.

Some fans, who have clearly been eager to get a first glimpse at their baby girl, apparently assumed it’s because the showbiz couple have done a magazine deal.

However, Gemma took to social media last night to reveal the real reason they haven’t yet posted any pictures of the newborn.

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And just like that, we’re a three! Our beautiful baby daughter arrived on Thursday 4th July and myself and Gorks couldn’t be happier 💗💗💗 Shes incredible and she certainly made an entrance, giving us all quite a fright at times! Little Miss independent already! Thank you SO much to the Midwives, nurses & doctors at The Royal Bolton Hospital who did the most incredible job taking care of myself and my baby. You’re all so wonderful and I’m so grateful to have had you all with me and to have been under your care these past 4 days 🙏 Back home now for family time and to introduce little lady to her big brothers Norman & Ollie…. Let the next life chapter begin @gorka_marquez 🤱🐶🐶❤️

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Writing on Instagram stories, Gemma said: ‘To people asking why we haven’t posted any pictures. No, we haven’t done a magazine deal. We just want all our family and friends to come over and meet her first that’s all.”

The former Hollyoaks actress, 34, went on: ‘It’s important for me that they all get a hold and a cuddle first.’

Gemma’s message comes a day after she shared a baby update with her fans.

‘Thank you for all your lovely messages. Our daughter is so wonderful,’ she gushed.

Gemma Atkinson

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‘I’m slowly getting to grips with motherhood, learning loads and I’m loving being in this little cocoon with her.

‘I feel extremely lucky to be on this journey with mine and Gorks little human.’

In a second post, Gemma also joked that her boobs are now enormous.

She wrote, ‘P.S. Didn’t think my cheeks could get any bigger… I was wrong. She def ain’t going hungry!’

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What a difference a year makes 🥰🥰 @gorka_marquez

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Earlier in the week, she also heaped praise on the midwives who helped deliver her daughter.

‘Personal thank you to the midwives at Royal Bolton Hospital. Genuinely the warmest, most caring team. Every ward I was on myself and my family felt safe and cared for. You are angels. #NHS,’ she shared.