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Casting news: Gemma Atkinson joins Emmerdale

Gemma Atkinson is soon to arrive in the village as Carly Hope, Bob Hope’s estranged daughter.

After missing out on his presence whilst growing up, Carly thinks her dad has to make up for lost time as life becomes difficult for Bob. However, with a string of failed relationships behind her, Carly has more in common with her seven-times married father than she'd care to admit. Will she have better success in Emmerdale?

Actress Gemma Atkinson, best known for playing Lisa Hunter in Hollyoaks, will take on the role of unlucky-in-love Carly Hope.

Speaking about her impending move to the VIllage, Gemma said: "I am absolutely thrilled to be joining the cast of Emmerdale and I cannot wait to see what's in store for Carly. I hope you all enjoy watching her story unfold."

Kate Oates, Emmerdale Series Producer said: "I'm delighted to welcome Gemma to the cast, her character Carly is sure to liven things up for Bob and Brenda and anyone who crosses her path."

Gemma will begin filming this month and the arrival of Carly Hope will play out on screen in late March. Stay tuned for the unexpected father-daughter reunion...

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