Nick Miles and Emma Atkins are loving latest Emmerdale chapter

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 20 April 2021
Nick Miles

Nick Miles

'Emmerdale' duo Nick Miles and Emma Atkins are loving sinking their teeth into the latest chapter of their long on-screen story

Nick Miles and Emma Atkins are loving the latest chapter in their 'Emmerdale' story.

The actors – who play Jimmy King and Charity Dingle on the BBC soap – have had a turbulent history on-screen, with their characters now having to work together after Jimmy's wife Nicola (Nicola Wheeler) sold half of the haulage company to his enemy.

Speaking to Inside Soap magazine about their scenes together, he laughed: "I'll pass Emma on the way into work, and she'll say, Have you seen our lines today?'

"It's great. No one in 'Emmerdale' gets under Jimmy's skin more than Charity. He really hates her.

"I mean, she slept with him for laughs, taped it and sent it to his wife!"

Their long history together has delighted fans, and Nick admitted it will be "fascinating" to see how things develop.

He added: "This is a person Jimmy is both attracted to and cannot stand.

"Charity pushes his buttons in all kinds of ways he doesn't even understand. It's going to be fascinating."

Playing it out on set has been fantastic for Nick, who explained how rewarding this kind of plot can be for a performer.

Reflecting on his Jimmy and Nicola's marriage woes, he said: "This is the stuff you want to be doing as an actor.

"This is what 'Emmerdale' and shows such as ours do best – portray the domestic traumas.

"These are the events that hardly ever get talked about because we're all supposed to have a stiff upper lip, and keep calm and carry on.

"But these kind of situations traumatise people, and we show how awful it can be."

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