Fans of Emmerdale will of course know that vet Rhona Kirk (Zoe Henry) is currently battling an addiction to painkillers, but so far, the only other person who knows the truth about her issue is her friend and colleague, Vanessa Woodfield…
However, as we saw last week, Rhona lied to her husband Paddy (Dominic Brunt), saying that she’s a secret boozer while vowing to get herself back on track. It was the first thing she could think of to say after Vanessa (Michelle Hardwick) backed her into a corner over revealing her problem to Paddy. Read more & comment »
Fans of Emmerdale will know that vet Vanessa Woodfield has been secretly providing her friend Rhona Kirk (Zoe Henry) with medications that are only feeding Rhona’s addiction to painkillers…
However, though Vanessa’s actions were of course intended to help Rhona wean herself off the pills before anyone else found out about it – and in the hope that she’d soon be over the issue – Michelle Hardwick, who plays Vanessa, has told the Radio Times that she thinks her character “should’ve put a stop to it from day one!”
Stunning Michelle – who formerly played the role of Lizzie Hopkirk in ITV drama, The Royal – said, “Vanessa feels as though she is being the best friend she can be to Rhona… Read more & comment »
As fans of Emmerdale will know, vet Rhona Kirk (Zoe Henry) is battling with her addiction to painkillers, but so far, the only person who knows the truth about her plight is her friend and colleague Vanessa Woodfield (Michelle Hardwick), but she keeps pestering Rhona to tell her husband Paddy the truth…
And after a weekend away becomes a disaster thanks to Rhona, she’s forced to do just that, but at the last moment, she claims she’s an alcoholic rather than a prescription drug addict!
The drama begins on Monday, June 3 when a withdrawing Rhona spots Laurel (Charlotte Bellamy) taking Sandy (Freddie Jones) his prescription… Read more & comment »
Vet Rhona Kirk (Zoe Henry) is of course battling with an addiction to strong prescription painkillers right now, and over the course of the last couple of weeks, her life has been going progressively downhill as she attempts to function while dealing with withdrawal symptoms and cravings.
So far, only her friend and partner in the vets’ surgery Vanessa (Michelle Hardwick) knows Rhona’s secret, and as fans will know, Vanessa has been trying to help Rhona to wean herself off the drugs by supplying her with medicines from their surgery.
But things come to a head this week as it dawns on Vanessa that Rhona may not be making as much effort to come off the tablets as she says she is… Read more & comment »
In next week’s episodes of Emmerdale, prescription drug addicted vet Rhona Kirk (Zoe Henry) is set to suffer a collapse as she tries to withdraw from the assorted painkilling medication that she’s been taking for months now…
And it’s her horrified friend Vanessa Woodfield (Michelle Hardwick) who finds Rhona curled up, sweating and barely coherent as her addiction shows itself in a frightening manner.
But worse yet is that as Rhona babbles, it’s clear that she’s been in this awful state while in charge of little Leo on her own! Read more & comment »
Fans of Emmerdale will know that vet Rhona Kirk (Zoe Henry) is hiding an addiction to painkillers that she developed after damaging her back during a drunken night out with her mate Vanessa months ago…
However, her GP has apparently wised up to the fact that Rhona might be abusing the prescription drugs, as has Rhona’s local pharmacist, so she’s finding it increasingly difficult to get hold of the drugs she badly craves.
And the situation is set to escalate to a dramatic peak next week when Rhona, while suffering terrible withdrawal symptoms, collapses at home and is unable to function enough to even take care of her baby son Leo. Read more & comment »
Fans of Emmerdale will know that vet Rhona Kirk (Zoe Henry) is currently battling with an addiction to painkillers, and as we’ll see in the episode that airs on Thursday, May 16, her husband Paddy (Dominic Brunt) seems to have finally figured out what’s going on…
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Fans of Emmerdale will know that ever since she hurt her back in a drunken fall, vet Rhona Kirk (Zoe Henry) has been experiencing excruciating back pain, and has been reliant on painkillers to help her get through the day…
And of course, as her husband Paddy (Dominic Brunt) can’t practice while he’s under suspension, she’s been left with little choice but to dose herself up on the analgesics, just so she can keep their business going.
But now, Rhona’s left addicted to the meds, and though she’s currently keeping that a secret from everyone around her, her GP suspects something’s amiss, and sends Rhona into a panic when she reduces the dosage of her heavy duty painkillers. Read more & comment »
Life for vet Rhona Kirk isn’t going well right now, given that locum vet Brett (Gideon Turner) is about to make a move on her, and her husband Paddy (Dominic Brunt) is currently unable to work at the surgery…
And of course, she has little Leo to take of too, so it’s little wonder that Rhona will pleased to see her old mate Vanessa Woodfield when she arrives in the village for a visit.
However, as Zoe Henry – who of course plays Rhona – has revealed to Inside Soap, fun loving party girl Vanessa is set to cause some “fireworks” in the village with her plain speaking and no nonsense attitude.
Zoe, who’s married to her Emmerdale co-star Jeff Hordley, who plays Cain Dingle, said, “Rhona was young, free and single the last time she and Vanessa were hanging out at university… Read more & comment »
With all the buzz and excitement today surrounding Emmerdale and its epic hour long live episode tonight to mark its 40th anniversary, we thought we would take a moment to recap over some of the amazing storylines the classic ITV soap has tackled in order to have kept it going up until this momentous occasion!
Emmerdale was first broadcast on 16 October 1972, as Emmerdale Farm as it was back then.
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As fan of Emmerdale will know, vets Paddy and Rhona are off New Zealand in September, and they’re taking baby Leo with them…
Leo is of course Rhona’s (Zoe Henry) son, but he’s also pub chef Marlon Dingle’s little boy, and when faced with the prospect of not seeing his son for at least two years, Marlon (Mark Charnock) decided to go with Paddy (Dominic Brunt) and Rhona to NZ.
However, that decision was made before Laurel Thomas (Charlotte Bellamy) – with whom Marlon had a platonic affair last year – told Marlon that she’s in love with him and wants them to have a proper relationship now that her marriage to shamed vicar Ashley (John Middleton) is over.
In the wake of Laurel’s news, Marlon made the heartbreaking decision that he couldn’t now go to New Zealand, and initially, it appeared he’d therefore chosen his love life over his son… Read more & comment »
We love it here at Unreality TV when art mirror’s life in the soap world, and nothing does it better than when two soap actors fall in love after the camera turns off.
In EastEnders you have the young relationships of co-stars Matt Lapinskas (Anthony Moon) and Shona McGarty (Whitney Dean) and the more recent romance between Tony Discipline (Tyler Moon) and Jacqueline Jossa (Lauren Branning). In Emmerdale there is the bizarre real life marriage between Jeff Hordley (Cain Dingle) and Zoe Henry (Rhona the vet) and the engagement between Charley Webb (Debbie Dingle) and Matthew Wolfenden (David Metcalfe).
In Coronation Street the path of true love doesn’t run quite so smooth, with all off-screen romances resulting in one half leaving the show, like Samia Ghadie (Maria Connor) and Will Thorp (Chris the wife-beater) and Ryan Thomas (Jason Grimshaw) and Tina O’Brien (Sarah Louise Grimshaw), who spilt up not long after O’Brien’s departure.
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As fans of Emmerdale will most likely know, Zoe Henry, who plays vet Rhona Goskirk, is in real life married to fellow cast member Jeff Hordley, who plays bad lad Cain Dingle.
However, in an interview with Inside Soap magazine, Zoe revealed that she’s glad she and Jeff – who was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease in 1996 – don’t get to play any scenes together as they then have “different days” to talk about when they get home after work.
Zoe – who’s also starred in Corrie and EastEnders – said, “Let’s be honest, Rhona and Cain would never interact!
“The only way they’d cross paths is if Cain bought a hamster and brought it into the vets, which is most unlikely. I can’t imagine them having a conversation about anything.
“Jeff and I quite like that we don’t do scenes together. It means we’ve got different days to talk about when we get home…” Read more & comment »
In next week’s episodes of Emmerdale, we’re going to see Rhona Goskirk taking the initiative – courtesy of it being a leap year – and proposing marriage to Paddy Kirk (Dominic Brunt) however, it seems it’s not going to go to plan at all…
Zoe Henry, who of course plays Rhona – and who’s married to her co-star Jeff Hordley – has been explaining what happens to Soaplife.
Zoe said, “She’s besotted with Paddy and a comment that Victoria makes gets her thinking.
“Rhona tells Victoria that Paddy’s a romantic and Victoria suggests she do something special for him.
“Rhona has this idea which comes from nowhere really. It doesn’t take her long to decide to do it.
“She does have a bit of a wobble beforehand and she does, ironically, speak to Marlon about it… Read more & comment »
After a false alarm last week, which saw pregnant vet Rhona rushed to the hospital thinking she was in labour, it would seem the real thing is just around the corner, but at what cause?
It would appear that the story is to take an nasty turn in an upcoming episode when a fight erupts between best friends, Aaron (Danny Miller) and Adam (Adam Thomas) in the Woolpack.
Having accepted the fate of the love of his life Jackson (Marc Silcock), Aaron true to form hibernates into his own little world of misery and seclusion, which Adam picks up on. Read more & comment »