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Sheree Murphy asks for a new soap job on live TV

The actress previously played Tricia Dingle on Emmerdale between 1998 and 2004

Gemma Strong

Sheree Murphy is on the hunt for a new job! The former Emmerdale actress – who currently presents BBC daytime show Yes Chef – offered herself up for a role on another soap during an interview on daytime show Lorraine on Wednesday. Sheree has a great deal of soap experience; she has appeared on Hollyoaks and Neighbours and starred as Tricia Dingle on Emmerdale between 1998 and 2004. Speaking to stand-in host Rochelle Humes, she admitted she was keen to return to her roots.

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Sheree Murphy said she would love to return to soap life during an appearance on Lorraine

"I love soap life," the actress said. "I love everything about being on a soap. You are with the same people all the time, you get to know your character… it's the best job ever." She continued: "I love it and I'd never say no to another one. I love EastEnders. I love Corrie. If anyone would like me, then, yeah!"

Sheree – who has been married to former footballer Harry Kewell for 15 years - currently fronts BBC daytime cooking show Yes Chef, and previously appeared on Celebrity MasterChef. Discussing her family's approach to cooking, Sheree revealed; "[Harry's] a good cook. He loves cooking. Since I did MasterChef I'm a bit of a dab hand in the kitchen. He's a bit of a whizz in the kitchen… I'm a bit of a control freak."

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Sheree recently celebrated her 15th wedding anniversary with husband Harry Kewell

Sheree, 41, and Harry, 38, are parents to four children – son Taylor, 16, and daughters Ruby, 13, Matilda, eight, and five-year-old Dolly. In an interview last September, she opened up about cooking for her brood. "I have to cook for four different tastes," she told the Express. "But I tend to cook one meal and they have to deal with it. So there might be peas left on one plate and carrots on another.

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"I'm a bit of a basic cook – I'll do a roast or lasagne or homemade chicken nuggets – but when I did MasterChef I pushed myself to cook lots of things that I like to eat but I wouldn't necessarily make at home. My husband is really good; he'll eat anything I make because he's polite and grateful. Whereas, you know what kids are like, they look at things and said, 'Ooh it's got green in it!'"

 

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