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Soap Week: Meet the stars of Emmerdale LIVE from the Dales

It’s been another explosive year for the cast of Emmerdale - but have they done enough to get your vote at this year’s Soap Awards?

As Sharon Marshall joins us on the sofa, we chat to stars of the show - Jeff Hordley, Lucy Pargeter (The Dingles), Dominic Brunt (Paddy Kirk) and Nicola Wheeler (Nicola King) - live from Moira’s farm.

Tough guy Ant Middleton: 'I'm actually a big softie!'

"People will take advantage of your weaknesses. Especially kids, they can be so cruel. I don’t teach him not to cry, because we all cry, I cry… As a parent, I try to do what has served me well and instil that into my children." Ant Middleton

He came under fire for saying he was ‘training’ his nine-year-old son Gabriel to control his emotions and adopt a ‘stiff upper lip’. But as he denies ever suggesting boys shouldn’t cry, Ant Middleton joins us to set the record straight.

Plus with Ant embarking on his upcoming Mind Over Muscle Tour, he tells us why a positive mindset could be the answer to achieving your full potential, and reveals an exciting announcement about this year's Soccer Aid!

Inspirational Britain's Got Talent star: 'It’s time the world heard my voice'

She was the star of Saturday night’s Britain’s Got Talent and there wasn't a dry eye in the house as Leanne Mya took to the stage to perform an emotional rendition of Sam Smith’s Lay Me Down.

Grenfell survivor and mother of one Leanne has made it her life’s goal to perform on stage. Determined not to let her past define her, Leanne hopes her story will inspire others, as she pursues her lifelong dream of becoming a singer.

Suranne Jones: I’d be nervous to return to Doctor Foster

She was a woman scorned as GP Doctor Foster, took no prisoners as Coronation Street’s Karen McDonald, and Suranne Jones is once again standing strong for her latest role.

Suranne joins us to tell all about playing Britain’s ‘first modern lesbian’ Anne Lister in new period drama Gentleman Jack, and why she went to the extreme length of growing out her armpit hair for the role.

We’ll also be finding out whether Suranne might ever return to Corrie, and if we can expect a third series of Doctor Foster.

The Hatton Garden Heist: Alex Norton and David Hayman

It was one of the biggest heists in British history. Back in April 2015, a group of elderly thieves stole millions of pounds worth of valuables from London’s jewellery district - and now their story is set to be told in a new ITV drama airing all next week.

We’re joined today by actors David Hayman and Alex Norton to tell us about bringing the infamous crime drama to our screens.

Alison reunites with Keanu Reeves

After taking on the bad guys in his new movie John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum, Alison thought Hollywood star Keanu Reeves could do with putting his feet up.

So our Al reunites with her old pal by inviting him to her ASS (Alison’s Sensual Spa) to help him relax as he talks about his latest big screen adventure.

Strictly pro Amy Dowden on her secret health battle

Strictly professional Amy Dowden has recently opened up about her secret battle with Crohn’s disease. She says it makes her vomit uncontrollably, requiring her to take daily medication, and that she suffers between four and five attacks every year.

Amy, who has been partnered on the show with Danny John-Jules and Brian Conley, joins us to talk about the debilitating and ‘embarrassing’ condition she has suffered since childhood.