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Dramatic hospital baby dash for Emmerdale star

Emmerdale star Chris Bisson and his partner feared their daughter would be born in the car as they made a dramatic dash to get to the hospital.

Chris Bisson and his partner Rowena Finn Credit: Press Association

Bisson, who plays Jai Sharma in the ITV soap, has told how he and partner Rowena Finn welcomed their daughter Ella Rose just seven minutes after arriving at the hospital.

He told Hello! magazine: "Just like a scene from a film, there was this cinematic race to the hospital. She was born seven minutes later (after our arrival) after one puff of gas and air."

The couple have a three-year-old son, Harry, and welcomed daughter Ella Rose on December 8 last year.

I was terrified. I really believed I was going to give birth in the car. If it had been rush hour, we wouldn't have made it.

– Rowena Finn

Forty-year-old Bisson said while he enjoys playing a "baddie" in Emmerdale, since becoming a father he has found certain storylines challenging.

I enjoy playing a baddie but since becoming a father I find some baby-related storylines challenging.

When Harry was born, the plot revolved around a baby in intensive care. I've been filming another harrowing story that hasn't been revealed yet. It makes me realise how lucky I am.

– Chris Bisson

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Jonathan Wrather joins Emmerdale cast

Established actor Jonathan Wrather has joined the cast of Emmerdale as Pierce Harris.

Jonathan Wrather is joining Emmerdale as Pierce Harris Credit: Emmerdale/ITV

Unknown to Pierce, his wife Tess (Nicola Stephenson) is having an affair with Emmerdale’s long serving vet Paddy Kirk (Dominic Brunt). But with Pierce now on the scene, is it only a matter of time before their clandestine secret is exposed?

When Paddy and Tess first met she was open about being married but Paddy never expected to come face to face with her handsome husband. His arrival is set to be a dramatic one and he will first appear on screen mid February.

Jonathan has a wealth of television and theatre credits to his name and is best known for his roles in Coronation Street and Silent Witness.

I am thrilled to be joining Emmerdale. It's a great opportunity to be offered the chance to create a new character in one of TV's most popular shows and I'm very excited to be working with such an outstanding cast and team

– Jonathan Wrather

Behind the scenes of Emmerdale's special 'rewind' episode

Emmerdale fans will finally find out this evening who shot Robert Sugden. The character was seen being left for dead last month setting off a huge whodunnit mystery in the village.

Tonight the Yorkshire-based soap will do something it's never done before. A special rewind episode is being screened that revisits the events of last month, showing us things we didn't see at the time and crucially who pulled the trigger. Our reporter James Webster was there as the episode was filmed and don't worry, his report doesn't give away who did it!

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Emmerdale producer explains decision to screen rewind episode

Emmerdale producer Kate Oates says she has enjoyed the opportunity to vary the soap's storytelling style by using tonight's special rewind episode. It revisits the events of a month ago when Robert Sugden was seen being shot. Tonight's special episode will reveal who pulled the trigger as well as two other secrets that, we are promised, will change the village forever:

Lucy Pargeter: Everyone wants to be the one who pulled the trigger

Emmerdale's Lucy Pargeter says everyone in the cast wants to be the one who shot Robert Sugden in the storyline which reaches a climax tonight as gunman, or woman, is revealed. The actress, who plays Chas Dingle, spoke to us about the logistical problems they had in filming the special rewind episode that meant revisiting the same scene several times:

Isabel Hodgins: I wish none us knew who was responsible for Emmerdale whodunnit

The actress who plays Emmerdale's Victoria Barton says she wishes none of the cast knew who pulled the trigger on her on-screen brother Robert last month. Viewers will find out tonight who was responsible for the shooting in the soap's first ever rewind episode but Isabel Hodgins says many of them have known the culprit for some weeks:

Danny Miller: Filming Emmerdale's rewind episode was a mind-baffle

Filming two versions of the same scenes for Emmerdale's special 'rewind' episode, to be screened tonight' left some actors confused which programme they were filming. Actor Danny Miller who plays Aaron Livesey summed it up as a 'mind-baffle' revisiting the same scene several times from different angles:

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