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.
Speaking recently about her upcoming guest turn on Emmerdale, Pendleton commented: “Appearing on a soap is something I never expected to have the opportunity to do. So when the chance came up I thought it would be really good fun and my mum is a massive Emmerdale fan so that made the decision very easy.
“Fortunately I’m playing myself, so it shouldn’t be too difficult but it’s still quite nerve-wracking.”