Inbetweeners actress Emily Head has spoken of her excitement at joining the cast of Emmerdale. The 27-year-old is taking on the role of Rebecca White, the "feisty" sister of Chrissie Sugden, played by Louise Marwood, and the daughter of Lawrence White (John Bowe).
She is set to make her dramatic entrance on the soap in October, and will "continue to raise tensions" in the months that follow, ITV promised.
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Emily Head has joined the cast of Emmerdale as Rebecca White
Emily - who is the daughter of actor Anthony Head, and is best known for playing Carli D'Amato in E4's The Inbetweeners - said of her signing: "I am really looking forward to joining the Emmerdale cast, and so excited to be the one to put a face to the name Rebecca White. I can't wait to see how the village reacts to her arrival."
Series producer Iain MacLeod added: "The character of Rebecca is a brilliant addition to the village. She's funny, feisty and flirtatious – she might turn your fella's head but, importantly, she has a good heart.
The 27-year-old is best known for playing Carli D'Amato in The Inbetweeners
"Emily couldn't be more perfect for this role and we are delighted to have her on-board – the chemistry between her and our regulars is already electric."
The White family are currently at the centre of a huge storyline which has seen Chrissie frame Andy Sugden (played by Kelvin Fletcher) for the shooting of patriarch Lawrence. Viewers have already heard a great deal about the mysterious Rebecca, and will finally get to watch her dramatic arrival in the Dales next month.