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Ruby’s life is about to get complicated with two new arrivals in the Dales


Former Casualty star, James Redmond and Lovejoy actor Dudley Sutton have joined the cast of ITV soap Emmerdale.

James will play Seb, an ex-boyfriend of Ruby Haswell (Alicya Eyo) 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 played by veteran actor, Dudley Sutton, who with his old fashioned attitude, initially makes things difficult for Ruby.

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!”

Kate Oates, Emmerdale Series Producer says: “We’re delighted to have Dudley and James filming with us. Their wealth of acting experience makes them great additions to the show.”

James and Dudley will appear on screen in Emmerdale from the end of February.