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Emmerdale to welcome Gillian Kearney as Emma Barton

Finn (Joe Gill) is set to finally track down his estranged mother, Emma Barton, who will be played by actress, Gillian Kearney.

Leaving him and his brothers with their dad when he was just a baby, Emma has been gone for 22 years and who knows what she’s been up to all that time?  But with James and Moira’s affair now out in the open, how will Emma react when she hears that James is also Adam’s (Adam Thomas) father?

Hitting our screens in January, Gillian will be recognisable to many viewers and is best known for her roles in Brookside and Casualty.

Gillian says: “As an avid fan of Emmerdale, I’m delighted to be playing Emma Barton. She’s a fascinating and complex character and I’m excited to find out what lies ahead for her. The team at Emmerdale have all made me feel really welcome and I’m loving being part of such a brilliant show.”

Kate Oates, Emmerdale Series Producer says: “I’m thrilled to welcome Gillian to the show. The arrival of Emma Barton has been long awaited, so her arrival is sure to cause fireworks in the volatile Barton family!”

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