The relaunch of Home Farm is set to see Olympian Victoria Pendleton put in a cameo appearance during an upcoming episode - and it looks as though Jimmy King (Nick Miles) will be going all out to impress one of his sporting heroes.
In scenes to be shown on Friday 4 July, Jimmy will get kitted out in skimpy sporting gear in a bid to impress the champion cyclist. He can't wait to show Victoria around Home Farm, but Nicola (Nicola Wheeler) is soon seething with jealousy when she notices that they're getting on so well.
Here, Pendleton discusses her filming experiences as she discusses her Emmerdale guest role from the set of the ITV soap.
How have you enjoyed filming so far?
It’s been fun today. I’m playing myself so hopefully it shouldn’t be too stressful, but it is brilliant to see everyone. All the characters I’ve seen on TV and now I’m here on the set. I can’t wait to see the village.
What did you think when you were first approached?
I’ve never been asked to be part of a soap episode before, so I thought it might be a really nice opportunity to do something different. I like trying new things so I thought, ‘why not?’. Also, my mum is a really big Emmerdale fan.
So is she with you on set?
Yes, she has come along with me today to see what it’s like behind the scenes and she’s really excited.
Do you watch Emmerdale?
I do. Not religiously like my mum, but when I’m at hers. We sit down after dinner, have a cup of tea and watch Emmerdale. I know who all the characters are. Last summer I watched it a lot as I stayed at hers.