Tom Mannion's character Steve Harland is described as a 'passionate, optimistic man who likes to get the most out of life'.
– Michelle Hardwick who will play Vanessa Woodfield
As a local girl and a fan of the show, Emmerdale is my dream job. After only 2 days I am starting to feel at home already and Vanessa is such a fun character I can't wait to see what's in store for her.
The self-assured party girl will be like a breath of fresh air when she arrives at the Vet's practice. Vanessa is plain-speaking, always up for a laugh and instantly clashes with Rhona’s husband Paddy (Dominic Brunt).
The Vet’s surgery will see the arrival of Rhona's (Zoe Henry) wild friend from college Vanessa Woodfield played by actress Michelle Hardwick and is set to embody the notion of 'work hard, play hard'. Michelle is best known for her role in ITV drama The Royal.
Next to make his way into the Village is Bernice’s (Samantha Giles) lover, Steve Harland played by Tom Mannion who has TV credits in Spooks and Inside Men.
Played by Wil Johnson who is best known for his role as DCI Spencer Jordan in BBC drama Waking the Dead, mechanic Dominic Andrews arrives as a single dad finding his feet whilst doing his best to protect his wayward teenage daughter played by 14-year-old Tendai Rinomhota.
Thousands of official documents relating to the Hillsborough disaster will be published for the first time this week but tonight on ITV1 a programme will examine the disaster which claimed the lives of 96 football fans and the ongoing campaign their families have fought for justice.
The papers, some of which had been covered by the 30-year rule, come from the files of 80 organisations including the Government, South Yorkshire Police, City Council, and other emergency services involved in Britain's worst sporting disaster at Sheffield Wednesday's ground in April 1989.
Families will have the first access to more than four hundred thousand pages on Wednesday morning. And that programme - "Hillsborough : The Search for Truth" will broadcast on ITV1 tonight at 10.35pm