Emmerdale actress Lucy Pargeter has revealed the sex of her twins

The soap star is due to give birth in May

In October last year, Emmerdale actress Lucy Pargeter – who plays Chas Dingle in the soap - announced that she was pregnant with twins.

And now the soap star and her partner Rudi Coleano, who are already parents to 11-year-old Lola, have now revealed the sex of their twins.

Talking to OK! magazine, the happy couple - who discovered the news just before Christmas at their five-month scan - gushed: "It's two girls! We're just over the moon that they're both healthy – it was the best Christmas present."

How adorable!

Lucy and her husband are delighted by the news (Credit: Getty)

At the moment Lucy is still unclear whether to have a C-section or a natural birth, abd told the magazine: "With twins, you often have one naturally and one can end up being a C-section. The recovery time with a C-section is difficult afterwards, but a natural birth can be horrendous, too, so I'll see how it goes."

Even though the babies are due on May 3 they're likely to arrive mid-April because twins are rarely allowed to go over 37 weeks.

The 39-year-old actress previously opened up about the struggle the couple went through before falling pregnant: "For my age, the chance of it working was 20%, so we were pumping so much money into it and wanted it so badly, but it was completely out of our control."

And after two attempts at IVF and 11 years of trying to have another baby the couple are now expecting twins.

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