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Gemma Atkinson sparks fan reaction as she reveals unexpected pregnancy question

The star shares her daughter with fiancé Gorka Marquez

Gemma Atkinson took to Instagram on Sunday to share a question she was asked more than once while she was pregnant with her daughter Mia – and how it left her baffled.

The mum-of-one posted a montage of moments between the little girl, who turns three this summer, and the family's two beloved dogs, Norman and Ollie.

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In the caption, the TV and radio presenter wrote: "From the minute I was pregnant some people asked what would happen to Norman & Ollie. My reply was always 'huh?'"

Gemma continued: "Nothing would happen other than we’d have a new pack member to love and care for. No other thought even entered my head. They are family as well and they are so loved by all of us."

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The star then explained: "I’ve tried to make sure they haven’t ever felt left out or unloved since Mia arrived. "In fact, it was Norman & Ollie who many times kept me company on night feeds, sat by my feet or next to me reassuring me we were ok.

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"Mia's bond with them gets stronger every day and I’m so happy with the little family unit we have together.

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Gemma's pets have always been a part of baby Mia's life

"Helping to feed, walk and bath them teaches responsibility, and her compassion and empathy I'm sure is part because of them also. I loved growing up with a dog and I know Mia does too."

Gemma's followers were quick to share their love for her heartfelt post, with one agreeing: "A house is not a home without kids and dogs making it mucky. My kids have always had dogs in their lives."

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The star shares her daughter with fiancé Gorka Marquez

Another added: "Just gorgeous - and well said. Dogs are - or should be - family." Short but sweet comments included: "Beautiful," "Love this x," and: "Adorable," while many others dropped strings of heart emojis.

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