Emmerdale Reveals New Faces

Not satisfied with the upheaval caused by the 40th anniversary live special, Emmerdale bosses have announced that there will be four new characters joining the Yorkshire favourite later this year.

The fresh faces arriving this autumn will be Bernice Blackstock’s lover, a new father-daughter duo and an old acquaintance of Rhona Goskirk.

Vanessa Woodfield, an old college friend of Rhona’s, played by The Royal actress Michelle Hardwick (pictured) will arrive as a “breath of fresh airâ€? to reinvigorate life at the vet’s surgery. It is rumoured that she will clash with Paddy Goskirk with her tendency to speak her mind.

Also joining will be actor Tom Mannion (Taggart, Casualty, Doctors) as Bernice’s devilishly charming lover Steve Harland.

The final newcomers will be mechanic Dominic Andrews, played by Wil Johnson (Waking The Dead) and his wayward daughter Gemma, who will be played by 14-year-old Tendai Rinomhota in her TV debut.