Gemma Atkinson joins the team on TV’s Emmerdale

Gemma Atkinson.
Gemma Atkinson.
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Former Hollyoaks star Gemma Atkinson is heading to Emmerdale and will be on screen from March.

The actress will play Carly, the estranged daughter of Bob Hope (Tony Audenshaw), who was previously portrayed in the Leeds-based TV soap by Rebecca Ryan.

Gemma, best known for her role as Lisa Hunter in Hollyoaks, starts filming this month and her character is set to stir up trouble for Bob and his partner Brenda (Lesley Dunlop).

She said: “I am absolutely thrilled to be joining the cast of Emmerdale.”