Shane Richie's soap star son

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 5 July 2010
Jake Roche

Shane Richie's soap star son Jake Roche

Shane Richie and Coleen Nolan's son Jake Roche has landed a part in 'Emmerdale' as hunky college student Isaac, the new boyfriend of Hannah Barton

Shane Richie and Coleen Nolan's son Jake Roche has landed a part in 'Emmerdale'.

The 17-year-old newcomer is set to appear in the rural soap as college hunk Isaac, who stars dating pretty-but-shy teenager Hannah Barton - played by Grace Cassidy - and become a great comfort and distraction to her as she battles through family problems.

He said: "I am thrilled to be part of such a great team. Everyone has made me feel so welcome. After watching 'Emmerdale' for years on TV, I still have to pinch myself on set as it's all very surreal. My family have been very supportive as always and we all can't wait to see my first episode."

Jake will be thrown in the deep end from the offset, as his alter-ego's relationship quickly turns serious.

But Hannah's family are distracted by her sister Holly (Sophie Powles)'s drug battles, which could lead to her being neglected when the couple are caught up in a crisis of their own.

Series Producer, Gavin Blyth added: "Jake is a great addition to the cast. Isaac will be a fun character who will offer some light relief for Hannah as her family face their darkest hour."

Jake will appear on screen from August.

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