The makers of Emmerdale have announced that two new characters are joining the show.
Ned Porteous takes the role of businessman Tom Waterhouse, while actor Andrew Scarborough plays his right-hand man Graham Foster.
The ITV soap said the pair create friction between Charity and Debbie Dingle over a business deal.
Porteous said: “I was really delighted to secure the role of Tom. I’ve never played a character like this before and I am very excited to see how his story develops.”
Scarborough said: “Graham is an interesting guy. He’s a bit enigmatic but he definitely has hidden depths, which I can’t wait to explore and he’s fiercely loyal to his boss Tom. I see Graham as a man a little like Alfred, the butler in Batman.”
Both actors have started filming. Their scenes are set to air from September.