Emmerdale spoilers: Finn Barton finds his mum Emma – first look pictures

Actress Gillian Kearney will make her debut on the ITV soap over new year

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Finn Barton (Joe Gill) looks set to find estranged mum Emma (Gillian Kearney) over new year, but will keep details of his discovery from the rest of his family.

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Scenes to be shown on Thursday 1 January see Finn left shocked after Harriet reveals that she has an address for his mother. Unable to bring himself to tell the rest of the Bartons about his feelings, Finn admits his findings to Val and Pollard, who are quick to offer support.

But emotions are sure to run high after Finn arrives at the front door of the mum who he last set on when he was a baby.

Speaking recently about her signing to the ITV soap, actress Gillian Kearney (whose previous screen credits include Brookside and Casualty) said: “As an avid fan of Emmerdale, I’m delighted to be playing Emma Barton. She’s a fascinating and complex character and I’m excited to find out what lies ahead for her.

“The team have all made me feel really welcome and I’m loving being part of such a brilliant show.”

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You can watch a 60-second rundown of Christmas and New Year on Emmerdale below: