Updated: 15th September 2003
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© 2002, 2003
Character: Rhona Goskirk
Appeared: 17th September - 1st October 2001 and 24th June 2002 – December 2002
Age: Probably mid to late twenties
Played by: Zoe Henry
Rhona first appeared in the village as a locum vet, while Zoe was away on holiday. She and Marlon, still missing Tricia who had disappeared, had a brief affair. She left the village just before Zoe returned.
In 2002 Rhona returned to the village, after Zoe's mental illness needed Paddy to take on another vet. Marlon spent time with Rhona and learnt about much they had in common, including Laurel and Hardy films. The also shared the same taste in design. When Tricia found out that Rowna was in town, she was upset, not to say the least.
In December Rhona later left the village, without much of a goodbye.
About Zoe Henry: Zoe has also appeared in Cold Feet (1998), Seeing Red (2000), Grafters (1998) and Dalziel and Pascoe (2001). In real life she is dating Jeff Hordley (Cain Dingle in Emmerdale).
Jeff, who plays bad boy Cain Dingle in the sex-and-sheep soap, plucked up the courage to pop the question after his long-term love and former co-star Zoe Henry, 29, won a prestigious drama award.
The couple met eight years ago as students at Manchester Metropolitan University - and smitten Jeff, 31, reveals: "It was there that I saw her and realised she was the girl for me. She was the only girl in the college that I wanted to be with."
Zoe, who played country vet Rhona in the Yorkshire soap, beat off Amanda Donohoe to win a best actress award in Manchester for her role in the play Pygmalion - and loved-up Jeff promised himself he would propose if she bagged the gong.
Jeff revealed that he was nervous, but added: "Fortunately for me, she said yes."
The inseparable pair - who share homes in Saffron Waldon, Essex and a flat in Leeds - also act together in the Home Grown Theatre Group, which will stage a new production at the Library Theatre, Manchester, in April.
Among the revellers at the bash were Jeff's co-stars James Hooten (Sam Dingle), Karl Davis (Robert Sugden) and Kelvin Fletcher (Andy Sugden).
Jeff, 32, and Zoe, 29 – who enjoyed a brief spell in Emmerdale as vet Rhona Goskirk – met at drama school eight years ago and have been dating ever since.
The love struck heart-throb gushes, "I was in the year above when I met Zoe. Me and about five other lads in my class were interested and I was the lucky guy.
"It was then I realised she was the girl for me. She was the only girl in college I wanted to be with."
The happy couple became engaged earlier this year when talented Zoe beat acclaimed
actress Amanda Donohoe to a Best Actress award for her work in stage play Pygmalion.