Fans want to know more about producer Kate Brooks, the wife of Emmerdale actress Michelle Hardwick after she took to Instagram to announce the birth of their son yesterday. So, who is Kate Brooks?

The couple announced the news of their pregnancy in April by posting a picture of Michelle’s baby bump captioned: “Fred’s big brother duties commence in October.”

Although not much has been revealed about what route the pair took to conceive, they announced the birth yesterday October 11th with a picture in the hospital captioned: “On Friday 9th October, this handsome little chap entered the world. Edward ‘Teddy’ Peter Brooks we are so in love with you.”

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Who is Kate Brooks?

42-year-old Liverpool native Kate Brooks works as a series producer on ITV soap Emmerdale, after being promoted from her assistant producer role on the show in April 2018. She also previously worked as a story liner on Hollyoaks and shows like A League of their Own.

Unsurprisingly, Kate met Michelle while they were both working at Emmerdale. During her Loose Women interview, Michelle recalled, “We met a couple of years ago, across the coffee machine, that’s the only time we ever see each other at work, we started going out a couple of years ago.”

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The two confirmed they were dating in September 2017 with an Instagram selfie on National Coming Out Day.

The extravagant proposal and wedding

Michelle proposed to Kate in December 2018 after she hired out a local cinema and organised a The Greatest Showman flash mob, she explained on Loose Women.

Carrying on with the extravagance of the proposal, they married in Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis Tennessee in September 2019. Michelle shared the nuptials on Instagram with an image of them captioned: “In over 100 degrees heat, on Tuesday 10th September, I became Mrs Brooks.”

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Congratulations Kate and Michelle!

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