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Emmerdale actress Fiona Wade makes relationship with former co-star Instagram official

The actress is famous for playing Priya Sharma in the ITV soap

Sharnaz Shahid

Emmerdale actress Fiona Wade has confirmed she is dating former co-star Simon Cotton by making their romance Instagram official. The star, who plays businesswoman Priya Sharma in the ITV soap, posted a romantic snap of the couple sharing a tender moment. In the caption, she simply put a yellow heart-shaped emoji. Emmerdale fans will recognise Simon as the handsome Home Farm Estate client Hugh Bryant, who appeared on the soap last year.

Fiona Wade is dating former co-star Simon Cotton

Fans were quick to post lovely comments underneath the picture, with one saying: "What a gorgeous couple and a beautiful picture! So happy for you babe!" Another wrote: "What a lucky lucky man. Fiona you are perfection babe." A third post read: "Beautiful couple, inside and out!!! Love you guys!!!" A fourth follower remarked: "Love love love this, you guys look beautiful!!" Earlier this year, Fiona revealed that she was in a new relationship with someone in the acting industry but refused to divulge the identity.

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"I'm with someone right now," she confirmed via Metro. "He's an actor and writer based in London. It's fairly new, we've been together since last year and he's a very wonderful guy, but I've kept it quiet. I just wanted time to get to know him - he's very special." The actress then went on to explain how she would love to start a family in the future. "I would definitely like a family of my own one day," she added. "I like children and I've got lots of nieces and nephews who are gorgeous. It's something I haven't thought about massively - I've been very career-orientated so far - but maybe I should!"