Emmerdale star Chelsea Halfpenny is “terrified” of childbirth!

by Lynn Connolly

Emmerdale star Chelsea Halfpenny has revealed that since she filmed teenager Amy Wyatt giving birth to her baby boy, she’s now terrified of going through childbirth in real life!

As fans of the show will know, Amy’s going to give birth to a baby boy this week, alone and petrified.

To research how to act the birth scene, Chelsea told TV Times, “I watched that series One Born Every Minute to try and get an idea of what childbirth was like…

“And it was terrifying! It looks so painful. I’m not in a hurry to have a baby and I feel far too young.

“It must be so scary to have a baby at 17 like Amy.

“When I was her age I was doing A-levels and there’s no way I could have coped with a child.”

During the interview, Chelsea went on to reveal that Jeff Hordley – who of course plays Cain Dingle, the father of Amy’s baby and who is about to be left for dead by a mystery attacker – is nothing like his nasty character in real life.

She said, “I love working with Jeff. At first I thought it was hilarious, because Jeff is so normal and nice…

“Then someone says ‘Action!’ and he’s got these psycho eyes and he’s gritting his teeth and shouting at me!”

As I mentioned, we’ll see Amy giving birth this week, and it’s been rumoured that the baby is going to turn out to be a perfect match to donate bone marrow to Debbie Dingle’s (Charley Webb) daughter Sarah. The baby boy will of course be Debbie’s half-brother.

It’s yet to be revealed though how Val (Charlie Hardwick) and Eric (Chris Chittell) will react when they learn that Amy kept her pregnancy a secret.

And of course, we don’t yet know if Amy will keep the baby, or if she’ll carry out her plan to have him adopted.

We’ll let you know as soon as we do, but in the meantime, you can get a sneak peek at the dramatic birth here, at What’s On TV.

Lynn is an editor and writer here at Unreality TV and is trained psychotherapist and the author of two books. She's addicted to soaps, period drama and reality TV shows such as X Factor, I'm A Celeb and Big Brother.