Emmerdale’s Jeff Hordley is a big softie at heart, unlike Cain Dingle!

by Lynn Connolly

Emmerdale star Jeff Hordley has revealed that, unlike his character Cain Dingle, he’s a homebody and a well established family man.

Jeff is of course married to his Emmerdale co-star Zoe Henry – who plays vet Rhona Goskirk – and though the two are rarely, if ever, seen together on the show, just FYI, they have both, at separate times, also appeared on Corrie…

In 2007, Zoe played the role of nutty stalker Casey Carswell, who was a friend of Claire Peacock’s (Julia Haworth). Jeff had two minor character roles in the show; both appeared in single episodes in the late 1990s.

However, to return to Jeff’s revelation that in real life, he’s diametrically opposite to his on-screen alter ego, he told the Sun, “I tried Cain’s menacing stare with the children once and they just laughed.”

And as to who’s boss in his and Zoe’s home, Jeff said, “Cain might rule the roost in Emmerdale but not in my house…

“I’d certainly never dare take home any of his bad temper or irritability — Zoe wouldn’t allow it.”

He added, “There is a good balance between the two of us but Zoe has got the edge. Blokes like to think they’re in charge but Zoe is really the boss.

“She has said once or twice that I’m probably too nice sometimes and I should have more of an edge to me.

“But when I’m with my friends I like to keep the equilibrium and the peace. I’m definitely someone who likes a quiet life.”

Of Cain being something of a chick magnet, Jeff said, “I’m nothing like Cain when it comes to women either.

“I’ve been with my wife for 17 years and we’re extremely happy.

“We were students together and very young when we met — I was 24 and she was 21 — but I knew pretty quickly she was the one.”

Aww bless him! No chance he’s going to end up being beaten up by some mystery hater then, unlike Cain, who will be on December 8th.

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Lynn is an editor and writer here at Unreality TV and is trained psychotherapist and the author of two books. She's addicted to soaps, period drama and reality TV shows such as X Factor, I'm A Celeb and Big Brother.