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CASTING NEWS: Emily Head joins Emmerdale

Ever since the White family took ownership of Home Farm, Rebecca’s name has loomed large and at last we finally meet her...

_" am really looking forward to joining the Emmerdale cast, and so excited to be the one to put a face to the name Rebecca White. I can't wait to see how the village reacts to her arrival._

Emily Head, on joining

Will the infamous Rebecca be greeted with open arms? Is there no love lost between these warring sisters? Attractive Rebecca is certain to destabilise Chrissie’s standing in the village and dad Lawrence will attempt to reunite the sisters. But can he?

Actress Emily Head has joined ITV serial drama Emmerdale to play the character of Rebecca White, the feisty sister of Chrissie and aunt of troubled teen Lachlan.

Rebecca’s entrance is set to be dramatic and she will continue to raise tensions within her family and in the village for months to come. Best known for her role as Carli D’Amato in The Inbetweeners, Emily will be first seen in the role in October.

Speaking about joining the cast, Emily said: "I am really looking forward to joining the Emmerdale cast, and so excited to be the one to put a face to the name Rebecca White. I can't wait to see how the village reacts to her arrival."

Series producer Iain Macleod commented: The character of Rebecca is a brilliant addition to the village. She's funny, feisty and flirtatious - she might turn your fella's head but, importantly, she has a good heart. Emily couldn't be more perfect for this role and we're delighted to have her aboard - the chemistry between her and our regulars is already electric."

Stay tuned to see what lies in store for the wayward sister's return and the entire White family this Autumn.

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