With the prospect of prison looking ever possible, Alicia Gallagher is getting desperate for the well-being of son Jake in Emmerdale, worried that if he goes to stay with his dad whilst she is away then she will lose custody of the young lad permanently, but David has a plan!
Whist her court date grows closer, Alicia (Natalie Anderson) starts making plans for her absence, and asks David (Matthew Wolfenden) if he would take care of Jake, which he agrees to do.
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Emmerdale star Matthew Wolfenden has been telling All About Soap why it is that his character, David Metcalfe, proposes to Alicia Gallagher in a forthcoming episode of the rural soap…
And it’s not for love; at least, not on David’s part!
The plotline begins when Alicia (Natalie Anderson) panics at the thought of her ex-husband Justin getting custody of her son Jacob when she goes to prison.
As fans will know, Alicia’s facing a stretch in lock up after assaulting Val Pollard (Charlie Hardwick), and even though Val tried to drop the charges, the police decided to go ahead and prosecute, given that Alicia has a previous conviction for assault and because she pled guilty to attacking Val… Read more & comment »
As fans of Emmerdale will probably know, Natalie Anderson – who plays feisty barmaid Alicia Gallagher – is expecting her first baby, a boy, later this year…
However, though she’ll disappear from our screens during her maternity leave, Alicia has told the Daily Mail that she intends to be back on the show by Christmas.
Her exit storyline begins in tonight’s episode, when we see Alicia thumping Val Pollard (Charlie Hardwick) in the face after she interrupts a pivotal moment in the budding romance between Alicia and David Metcalfe (Matthew Wolfenden).
And when Val calls in the police to report the assault, it emerges that Alicia has a criminal record for a previous assault on one of her mum’s carers. So, as she’s broken the conditions of her suspended sentence – by committing another crime – she could face a prison sentence… Read more & comment »
We reported last week how Emmerdale’s Alicia Gallagher will vent her fury at her secret Crush’s step-mum by means of a punch in the face (read original article here), leaving Val Pollard fuming, with a bloody nose, and phoning the police.
However, it would seem that, as funny as the scene will be to watch, it actually opens a huge can of worms for the Woolpack barmaid, as a well-kept secret leads her to serious trouble over the attack.
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Fans of Emmerdale’s Val Pollard can breathe a sigh of relief, as after the uncertainty of the characters return due to the actress who plays her, Charlie Hardwick, leaving the show to work on a stage project with no definite return date, she is coming back!
And rather than coming back to open arms and well wishes, she is instead met with a punch in the face by Alicia Gallagher (Natalie Anderson)!
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As fans of Emmerdale will most likely know, Natalie Anderson – who plays gobby barmaid Alicia Gallagher – is expecting her first baby, and it seems she just can’t stop watching Channel 4 documentary series One Born Every Minute!
Natalie’s baby is due in August, and she and husband James are busy preparing for the arrival of their little one by poring over baby name books and learning as much as they can about what to expect during her labour.
Speaking to the Daily Star, Natalie – who’s also starred in Wire in the Blood, Holby City and Dalziel and Pascoe, and who made the Top 50 in the original series of Pop Idol in 2001 – said, “We found out a little while ago that we’re having a boy but we haven’t come up with any names yet.
“We want to wait and see what he looks like…” Read more & comment »
Last night saw the 13th annual British Soap Awards and all the stars braved the wind and rain to take their seats for the spectacular event, held at the ITV studios in London, where UnrealityTV were on the red carpet to speak to them all before the ceremony began.
The cast of Emmerdale were first out on the red carpet and in full force. They all looked amazing and were more than happy to have a chat and give us some insider gossip and exclusive news, so sit back and enjoy the diary of the Dales at the BSA’s
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Emmerdale star Natalie Anderson has revealed to Hello! magazine that she’s expecting her first baby.
Natalie, who plays Alicia Gallagher, joked that she would have to disguise her pregnancy on the show until she goes on maternity leave in June.
She said, “I think there’ll be a lot of standing around the bar and carrying huge handbags.”
However, Natalie, who looks like she’d weigh about five stone soaking wet, said that most people hadn’t yet noticed that she has a baby bump.
She said of herself and her husband James Shepherd, “We’ve not been going to many functions and I’ve been disguising it quite a lot.”
Natalie went on to reveal that when she and James attended her first ultrasound scan of the baby, which is due in August, they both became emotional.
She said, “I cried and James had a tear in his eye. It was incredible to see the tiny hands and feet, the face and this little thing dancing away… Read more & comment »
Making Emmerdale news today is that Danny Miller has had a car crash, but the good news is, he’s tweeted to tell fans that he’s “fine.”
However, as a result of the accident Danny – who of course plays Aaron Livesy and who recently announced that he’s leaving the show – had to cancel a personal appearance in Reading at the weekend to switch on the town’s Christmas lights.
It was apparently while he was en route from Yorkshire to Reading that the accident happened.
But after a check up in hospital, Danny tweeted, “Reading! I am so so sorry for not being there today. Truly. From the bottom of my heart!
“I’ve had a check up after the bump and everything’s fine..
“Bit of swelling on my knee but nothing to worry about. I’ll make it up to you somehow. I am so so sorry!!” Read more & comment »
As fans of Emmerdale will know, Andy Sugden’s daughter Sarah Dingle has been diagnosed with a rare but potentially life threatening illness…
And Alicia Gallagher – who’s played by Natalie Anderson – is caught in the middle of the turmoil over the little girl, as she is of course Andy’s (Kelvin Fletcher) girlfriend.
As we’ll see in forthcoming episodes, Andy and his ex, Debbie (Charley Webb) decide to conceive another baby – a so called ‘saviour sibling’ – in order that the new baby can donate bone marrow to Sarah.
But while all the arrangements and worries are going on, Alicia is set to feel sidelined.
Speaking to Inside Soap, Natalie said, “Alicia is absolutely devastated for Sarah, Andy and Debbie.
“She’s trying very hard to be supportive. She loves Sarah to bits and as a mum to Jacob, she knows how important it is to look out for your child… Read more & comment »
Emmerdale star Natalie Anderson has revealed that she’s so obsessed with weddings, she’s asked the bosses of the rural soap to marry off her character Alicia Gallagher.
Speaking to the Daily Star, Natalie said, “I’ve dropped hints. But nothing so far. I’d love to see Alicia in a massive pink wedding dress.”
Natalie also confessed that she still wears her own wedding gown at home, three years after marrying her husband.
She said, “I put it on quite often, and just stare at myself in the mirror and make sure it still fits.” Read more & comment »
Natalie Anderson, who plays Emmerdale’s Alicia Gallagher, has revealed that dressing in her character’s “risqué” outfits helps her to get into character for filming.
However, while speaking to the Daily Star, Natalie added that in real life, she’d never dress like Alicia does.
She said, “She’s a little bit risque with her clothes but she doesn’t care what people think.
“She always dresses to kill. I think it’s hilarious because it’s so different to how I dress so it’s really good fun.
“I really enjoy her clothes, it’s a great character to play. My favourite is her teeny-weeny white miniskirt, which is like a belt…
“It’s so tiny and she likes to wear it with her silver heels and one of her many low-cut animal print tops.
“I love it. As soon as I put it on I am instantly in character.” Read more & comment »
Natalie Anderson, who of course plays feisty Alicia Gallagher in Emmerdale, and Lucy Pargeter, who plays Chas Dingle, have both revealed the worst jobs they’ve ever had.
Speaking to Inside Soap, Natalie said, “I’ve had loads of rubbish jobs, but the worst was being a mascot for a rugby team.
“I dressed as a bull, and having to wear that big costume for two-and-a-half hours on a hot day was pretty horrid.
“The head was really stinky inside – you felt like you wanted to throw up the whole time!”
And Lucy Pargeter told the magazine, “I worked in a shoe shop which was awful in summer because of all the sweaty feet! Read more & comment »
As fans of Emmerdale will know, Alicia and Andy’s relationship is in crisis since Andy (Kelvin Fletcher) has now called off their planned move to Spain.
And the news that they won’t be leaving for a life in the sun has devastated Alicia, who’s played by Natalie Anderson.
She told Soaplife recently that Alicia and Andy are soon to split up under the strain of that, and Andy’s worry about his daughter Sarah’s illness…
However, she may not be single for long since it seems Carl King swoops soon after it becomes public knowledge that the couple have split.
Natalie said of the split, “She’s absolutely gutted, but in true Alicia style, this takes the form of anger and fury… Read more & comment »
We all knew the story line involving Alicia taking Jacob to Spain was never going to have a happy ending, but I didn’t count on it being this unhappy!
With Alicia (Natalie Anderson) back from Spain next week, things get very fraught and tense between sisters, Layla (Rokhsaneh Ghawam-Shahidi) over the future of Alicia’s ‘son’ Jacob.
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