Emmerdale's Fiona Wade accidentally slaps Natalie Anderson

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 6 May 2013
Natalie Anderson

Natalie Anderson who plays Alicia

Fiona Wade accident slapped Natalie Anderson during their rehearsals for Priya Sharma and Rachel Breckle's cat fight in 'Emmerdale'

Fiona Wade accidentally slapped Natalie Anderson during their rehearsals for 'Emmerdale'.

The raven-haired beauty's alter ego Priya Sharma is left furious after finding out Rachel Breckle (Gemma Oaten) has slept with her father and lashes out at her in front of Alicia (Natalie), who tries to break-up the girl's fight.

Although Natalie's character isn't directly involved in the dramatic argument, she found herself caught up in the moment when Fiona hit her by mistake while practising beforehand.

Natalie recalled: "It was so funny, Fiona actually slapped me by mistake in rehearsal and was really upset about it. I said, 'Your hands are so tiny. My baby Freddie hits me harder than that!' But all three of us finish up with a big of whip-lash.

"We don't really hit each other, but we had to film all these really fast head-turns. We were all fine but our necks were a bit sore at the end of it!"

The soap babes' heated scrawl attracts the attention of Priya's fiancé David Metcalfe (Matthew Wolfenden), who instead rushes to the scene to check if his former 'wife' Alicia is safe rather than his bride-to-be.

After Priya spots his lack of attention, she calls off the wedding and instead of making amends with Alicia, David ruins things for a second time by making her seem like second best.

Natalie told the Daily Star newspaper: "She's unbelievably shocked. They end up having a big kiss. I was like, 'Oh, hooray! They're finally going to get together'.

"But no, they're not, because David then puts his foot in it and tells Alicia that Priya has dumped him. He loves her, but in typical David fashion he gets in completely wrong.

"Alicia is devastated and out of pride says, 'Go away, I don't want to see you again.' "

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