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New characters set to create friction on Emmerdale

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.