Gemma Atkinson to be 'Del Boy' of Emmerdale

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 27 February 2015
Gemma Atkinson

Gemma Atkinson

Gemma Atkinson has revealed her character Carly will be the "Del Boy" of 'Emmerdale' ahead of her debut in the ITV soap next month

Gemma Atkinson will be the "Del Boy" of 'Emmerdale'.

The former 'Hollyoaks' actress is set to star in her first scenes in the ITV soap next month and has revealed her character Carly will be similar to wheeler dealer Derek Trotter from the classic sitcom 'Only Fools and Horses'.

She said: "She sells stuff out of the back of a van, dodgy stuff like perfume that's not really perfume.

"She's like the Del Boy of the Dales!"

Carly - who is veteran 'Emmerdale' actor Tony Audenshaw's character Bob Hope's long-lost daughter - will arrive in the village on the day she's due to get married and has compared her first scenes to Jennifer Aniston's first appearance in 'Friends', when her character Rachel shows up at a coffee shop in her wedding dress after leaving her fiancé at the alter.

Gemma told The Sun newspaper: "It reminded me of Rachel in 'Friends'! It's nice to have a grand entrance, but it was freezing in all the snow."

The 30-year-old beauty also admitted she is preparing for a backlash from fans as she claims Carly is going to cause nothing but trouble on her arrival.

Gemma added: "She's complex and has very bitchy and nasty streaks."

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