The secrets of the past come home to roost for Emmerdale’s Ruby Haswell (Alicya Eyo) when her ex-boyfriend makes an appearance in the most unlikely of circumstances.
James Redmond (Casualty, Hollyoaks) will play Seb who re-appears in Ruby’s life as she struggles with mounting debt and unsuccessful attempts to become pregnant and have a much yearned for baby with her partner, Ali (Kelli Hollis).
Consequently Ruby applies for a job as a carer who looks after an elderly gentleman, William, who just happens to be her former boyfriend’s father. Veteran actor, Dudley Sutton, takes the role of William, who with his old fashioned attitude, initially makes things difficult for Ruby.
James and Dudley will be on screen from the end of February.
Dudley says, “This will be my second appearance in Emmerdale as I appeared in 1997 as a tramp! It’s great to be back in Yorkshire and I have fond memories of filming the Beiderbecke trilogy in the same building as Emmerdale is now filmed.”
James said: “Having taken a 5 year break from acting to concentrate on stand up comedy I am really looking forward to getting back on the horse. It will be great to join the cast of Emmerdale and Seb will be my first time playing a northerner!”
Emmerdale appears on ITV Monday to Friday at 7pm with an extra episode at 8pm every Thursday.