GAVIN & Stacey star Joanna Page shocked fans as she showed off an enormous baby bump.

The 44-year-old actress, who is expecting her fourth child with husband James Thornton, said she feared she would pop.

InstagramJoanna Page has posted a picture of her baby bump saying: ...Not long now' '/caption '

Joanna - Stacey Shipman in Gavin & Stacey and Dora Spenlow in David Copperfield - shared a snap on Instagram.

She lifted up her stripy jumper to show her stomach writing: ...I think my stomach’s popped 😁 #notlongnow....

The star was swiftly congratulated by her celebrity pals with EastEnders' Tamzin Outhwaite writing: ...oh my goodness!!!! yes Jo!!!...

Mel Sykes posted: ...Big hugs, gorgeous lady xxxxxx... while Denise Van Outen added: ...😍❤....

Stacey revealed in August that she was going to be a mum again.

She said: ...Well, this is a surprise!! Baby number 4 on the way! It’s going to be a busy Christmas! 😊🥳....

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The star, famous for playing Stacey Shipman in the hit BBC comedy, added the hashtags: ...#pregnant... and ...#babyontheway....

Joanna is currently hosting The Pet Show for ITV alongside Dermot O'Leary, celebrating the UK's love of animals.

She already has three children with English actor James Thornton, who she starred alongside in 1999 series David Copperfield.

They welcomed their first child, a daughter called Eva, in 2013 with sons Kit and Noah following in 2015 and 2016.

Speaking last year, she said she nearly divorced in lockdown because she and her husband stopped having sex.

She told The Sun: “We spent the whole of the first lockdown arguing and threatening to divorce each other.

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“Then we went through a month of literally not saying a single word to each other.

“We came out of that a bit numb and deadened and desperate for anything we could get because we just argued so much.

“‘Let’s get some sex in before we have to pick the kids up from school’ — that’s how desperate we’d got.”

RexThe actress and husband James Thornton at a theatre premiere in London '/caption '

AlamyShe appeared with Ruth Jones and James Corden in Gavin & Stacey '/caption '

Instagram/@iamjoannapageThe actress and TV star announced she was pregnant back in August '/caption '

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