"It's a big responsibility" Emmerdale's Gemma

It's a bit scary, it's a big responsibility because the story is to the bone. We're trying to show the emotional side as well as the physical.

Gemma Oaten on her abuse storyline towards Emmerdale co-star Sam Dingle

Gemma Oaten has played the long-suffering and tracksuit loving Rachel Breckle in Emmerdale since 2011.

Viewers can expect explosive scenes over the summer as the stresses of her custody battle with Jai lead to her becoming physically violent towards her partner Sam Dingle.

Gemma joins us today to discuss why she's relishing her exit storyline. She said: "It's always a real privilege to be able to highlight these issues."

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