Charley Webb cried when she returned to Emmerdale
Charley Webb broke down in tears when she returned to 'Emmerdale' for her 12 months maternity leave
Charley Webb cried on her first day back at 'Emmerdale'.
The 28-year-old actress - who has sons Buster, six, and Bowie, 12 months, with fiance and co-star Matthew Wolfenden - returned to filming on the soap in November after a year's maternity leave and was overwhelmed with anxiety.
But now she's back into the swing of work, she's thrilled to be back playing Debbie Dingle, with her return scenes airing later this month.
She told OK! magazine: "It was really overwhelming. I was feeling really anxious over it and I don;t think I realised just how anxious until I got there. I did walk into my dressing room and burst into tears. thankfully there was no one else in there.
"I think it's because the day was finally there and I'd been anxious about leaving Bowie.
"It was almost a relief at the same time because the date had just been looming.
"I think I was getting myself more and more worked up.
"It's a big life change but I absolutely love my job and it's been great being back."
And the actress was thankful for the kindness and support of her co-stars, which made her return much easier.
She explained: "They've all been great. I share a dressing room with Zoe Henry [Rhona Goskirk] and she made me the most amazing soup and she also bought me a love heart trinket with the word 'Bowie' on it. I'm sure it was a David Bowie badge but it was the best touch. I was also with Jeff Hordley and Emma Atkins all day, so I was with the right people.."
Charley has been thrown in at the deep end with her return storyline.
She said: "I'm going to be full on for the next year at least.
"I can't really reveal anything, but it's going to hugely affect the whole Dingle family."