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Soap sweethearts find true love
Real life soap sweethearts Amy Nuttall and Ben Freeman have
both found 'the love of their lives', and have put last year's
relationship difficulties firmly behind them.
The glamorous Emmerdale duo spoke about their mutual devotion after returning
from a romantic break in Disneyland Paris.
There they took time out from their busy schedules to enjoy some intimate time
together - and to insist a strain on their relationship late last year is now
firmly behind them.
Amy, 20, who plays Chloe Atkinson played down the young lovers' much-reported
problems in an interview with OK! magazine.
" Like any couple, Ben and I have had our ups and downs and disagreements. But
despite what some tabloid stories may claim, we've never actually been driven
Ben, 22, who plays Scott Windsor, was similarly positive about their prospects,
but has, however, scotched rumours the couple are soon set to walk down the
" I'm very happy as we are, I don't think there's any need to rush - there is
no need to rush into things too quickly."
Amy agrees. On the subject of marriage, she said:
" We're still young, so there's no need for that yet.
" Settling down and having a family is further down the road. I love Ben, but
we don't have to race the clock. Time is on our side and we enjoy that."
From The Newswires
Emmerdale star's on song
SOAP star Amy Nuttall is about to reveal her true hidden talent
- her voice.
Amy, who plays Chloe in Emmerdale, is best known for her acting and sultry
poses in men's magazines. But she is a trained singer and will soon take to
the stage on her own concert tour.
Amy will perform songs from the musicals and the stage show will include a
date in her home town Bolton this summer.
And she will be joined on stage for part of her performance by pupils at Bury
Grammar School for Girls where she was once a pupil.
But Amy said soap fans can be reassured she is not preparing to quit Emmerdale
to follow in the footsteps of actors-turned-singers like Kylie.
Amy, 20, said: "I love being in Emmerdale but this is just something else
and I'm lucky that the schedule allows me to do it side-by-side.
" It'll be brilliant to get up there and I can't wait
" But I'm not leaving Emmerdale - I'm just lucky I can juggle the two things.
" For the future in terms of music I'd like to do my own thing - I'm not
a classical singer but I'm not pop either.
" I'd like to think I'm a mixture of Eva Cassidy and Norah Jones. But I
don't want to give up acting, I love Emmerdale too much and I've got some good
storylines coming up. Later this year it might come out about Zoe and Scott's
baby so that will be exciting."
At the age of 16 Amy auditioned for the Phantom of the Opera and was offered
the role of first understudy on the Millennium tour.
She stepped in several times and became the youngest actress ever to play the
leading role of Christine in the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical.
It was there she met Peter Karrie who plays the Phantom and who will be joining
Amy in the concert tour, based around the musicals.
They will perform at Bolton Albert Halls on July 5 and at the Alhambra theatre
in Bradford on September 11.
Other dates are planned for Liverpool in September and possibly at Manchester
Opera House later in the year.
Amy said: "It'll be great to perform in Bolton as it's my home town.
" I've always loved musicals and when I was younger it was my only dream
to end up on the stage.
" I love Emmerdale to bits but the buzz you get performing to a live audience
is fantastic so I can't wait."
Amy admires Kate's style
Emmerdale beauty Amy Nuttall has revealed the fashion icon
she most admires - super model Kate Moss.
Amy, who plays Chloe Atkinson in the Dales soap, has wowed
onlookers with a number of sexy, slinky and classy outfits
at a series of soap award nights.
Amy revealed her inspiration is the once waif-like model Kate
and the Sex in the City star Sarah Jessica Parker.
I think Kate Moss is amazing," Amy told the TV Times.
She'd look good in a bin bag! No matter how short her skirts
are, she never looks tarty.
And I like Sarah Jessica Parker's style too."
Meanwhile, fans of EastEnders will notice a subtle change in
the wardrobe of Sam Mitchell.
Kim Medcalf, who plays Sam, says her dress sense will change
as she becomes more powerful.
I've helped choose some sassy new outfits to match the new
Sam," she said.
This year will see a big change," she promised.