Emmerdale's Charley Webb confirms she has officially begun maternity leave 1 year ago

Emmerdale's Charley Webb confirms she has officially begun maternity leave

Looks like Debbie Dingle's going to be taking a break from the village for awhile.

Emmerdale's Charley Webb has confirmed she has officially begun her maternity leave.

The actress, who plays Debbie Dingle on the ITV soap, took to Twitter to mark the start of her break from work.

She wrote:

"First day of maternity leave and the suns shining. YES! I’ll be found in the garden sunbathing (for about 20 seconds before one of the kids need me)."

It comes as the soon-to-be mum-of-three told OK Magazine she had been experiencing a pregnancy condition which has left her in "agony".

In an interview in June, she said:

“I still get waves of sickness but I’ve also been diagnosed with SPD [symphysis pubis dysfunction, which affects your pelvis and back].

“It’s when your muscles have relaxed too much ready for the birth. It’s agony.”

Back in February this year, Charley announced she and her husband are expecting their third child together.

She shared a photo of herself, Matthew, and their two children Buster and Bowie with the caption: "Number 3."

Charley and Matthew have been married since last year.

The pair wed in a secret, surprise ceremony after beginning a relationship in 2007. Matthew, who plays David Metcalfe in the soap, and Charley told their guests that they were celebrating her 30th birthday.

When they all arrived, the pair revealed that they were actually getting married.