Emmerdale actress Louisa Clein, 40, returned to Emmerdale on Tuesday night and left viewers stunned when her soap character Maya Stepney unveiled her baby bump. The actress took to Instagram to share a behind-the-scenes photo.
Louisa shared a photo of her faux pregnancy bump to her some 24,000 Instagram followers.
She thanked Emmerdale for helping to keep her unexpected return under wraps and gushed about how exciting she’d found filming the secret scenes.
The actress wrote: “Well who saw that coming?
“Hats off to @emmerdale for keeping that scene secret!!
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However when Digital Spy reached out to Emmerdale, the soap’s spokesperson said the scene had been filmed earlier this year.
The spokesperson said: “Louisa filmed that scene earlier this year whilst she was still with us.
“There continues to be no current plans for the character of Maya to return.”
Earlier this month Louisa told her some 10,000 Twitter followers how she had got caught up in the Piccadilly Theatre roof collapse.