Updated 25th July 2003

Kelly Glover née Windsor

Kelly Glover Fan card from 2000

Adele Silva
Adele was Born: 19th November 1980


IMDB entry for: Adele Silva

Appeared: 10 August 1993 - Easter 1997, 24 June 1997 - 1 November 2000

Kelly Windsor AKA Kelly Glover
Daughter of Vic Windsor & 1st wife Anne (who Kelly thought died of cancer when she was very young. Turned out she had got run over in the street after discovering Viv and Vic in bed together).

Kelly was Born: 3rd or probably 5th Dec 1980
Married 26 or 27 May 1999 Roy Glover
Siblings: one half-sister Donna, one step-brother Scott
Step-mother: Viv Windsor/Hope

Kelly Glover circa 1997

The Emmerdale Companion (1998):-

As schoolgirl Kelly Windsor, Adele Silva caused a sensation by sleeping with her English teacher Tom Bainbridge [1997]. After three years in Emmerdale, Adele was happy that she finally had a storyline to get her teeth into.

"Kelly had previously been just a spiky teenager, constantly moaning" says Adele. "Then she turned vegetarian, sabotaged her father Vic's business by putting 'Meat Is Murder' stickers on tins of corned beef, and went in a cattle truck with her boyfriend Roy Glover, stealing away with all the calves to stop them being exported. [This took place New Year 1996 and Roy was nearly killed.]

"But Kelly really changed when she fell for her teacher. She got older - or at least thought she was older and more mature - and was trying to prove to her dad that she was independent. I don't think it was a very good move for her. When she was round Tom, she was actually very immature and childlike - she thought she was grown-up like him, but she wasn't. When she was with her dad, she was more independent. She changes round different people" [Kelly disappeard with Tom for a few months, coming back on the 24th June 1997 having discovered Tom in bed with a younger pupil..."

The above was an extract from the Emmerdale Companion Profile of Kelly & Adele Silva.

"Every role I take, I seem to end up crying." Adele Silva

To read more about Adele see Paul Berridge's profile below.

Follow Kelly's Antics on Granada Plus as she is now quite prominent in those episodes and has just started working for Chris Tate. If you don't have GPlus, then start with the 1997 episode guide and follow the episode synopsis through

Lelly and Roy on their wedding day

Adele's last appearence in Emmerdale was on 1st November 2000, when Kelly failed to seduce Viv's boyfriend Bob Hope, and Viv threw her out of the family home. She was last seen in a taxi heading for London. Kelly says goodbye to Emmerdale

A Huge Big Thank you to Paul Berridge who has made various profiles and photos availabe to me. They were previously on his Beckindale site (that is no more). The following about Adele Silva (and all teh photos on this page) is one of those profiles - although the coloured boxes above have been added.

Adele Silva says that she gets a lot of letters from weirdos, who want her to send them pictures of herself in the nude.

Whats weird about that?

Is Adele Silva ready to move to Hollywood? She was impressed by a recent visit to Tinseltown and admits that: "I would definitely consider a career out there, but I wouldn't move over unless I had a job offer.

Paul Berridge 1999/2000

18 year old Adele - wild child Kelly in Emmerdale - is a feisty young woman who is not afraid to speak her own mind. "I've got a quite a fierce temper and I won't be pushed around." she says. "It doesn't take much to get me angry but It's all over very quickly. I'm just a passionate person."

Adele goes back to her parents' home in Croydon, Surrey, most weekends. Adele, untill recently shared a flat with co-star Sheree Murphy in Leeds. The former schoolmates are the best of friends. Adele says: "I'm an only child and Sheree has four brothers. So we're like the sisters we both never had.
Adele was only 12 when she landed the role of Kelly in Emmerdale but already had a long screen career behind her. She joined Peggy O'Farrell's Dance School in East Ham, London, at the age of five. 'I was an active child,' says Adele. 'My mum needed to find things to entertain me.' It was while training there in dance and drama that the future Emmerdale 'babe' was spotted by a casting director and landed a role in the pantomime Babes in the Wood - as one of the two Babes - at the London Palladium in 1985, alongside stars such as Barbara Windsor and John Inman.
Set on a career in acting, Adele joined the Sylvia Young Theatre School and appeared in television commercials, before making her screen acting debut at the age of seven as Squeak in Doctor Who, alongside Sylvester McCoy as the Time Lord and Sophie Aldred as Ace. Her role, that of a girl whose brother turned into a cat, called on her to wear yellow contact lenses.
Adele subsequently acted in Mr Majeika, the children's series starring Stanley Baxter, playing Fenella Fudd, a girl with a lisp who helped to catch robbers, and took two roles in The Bill - as the daughter of a rapist and a girl who was shot by her brother with a gun he had found. She also played the daughter of a man whom corrupt solicitors tried to kill in director Don Leaver's film The Chain. 'Every role I take, I seem to end up crying,' muses Adele.
Shortly before landing the part of Kelly in Emmerdale, Adele played Beth, the daughter of lan Beale's girlfriend Ronnie, in EastEnders. The arrival of Adele and the other actors and actresses playing the Windsor family was a culture shock for the Emmerdale cast. 'We were all Londoners in a northern village,' she says 'I spoke quite fast and people couldn't understand what I was saying but, after a while, people got used to all of us.'

Ananova:

Former Emmerdale star in car hijack

Former Emmerdale actress Adele Silva has told how she was hit over the head by a robber who stole her car.

She was left cut and bruised after she was dragged along the road as she tried to stop the thief driving off in her silver Peugeot 205 convertible.

Adele, who played man-eater Kelly Glover in the ITV soap, was bumped from behind as she drove home.

The other driver pulled his car in front of hers and told her to get out to look at the damage. A second man hit her over the head, snatched her keys and drove off.

Adele said: "I tried to jump on his lap and take control of the steering wheel.

"I know it was probably a very foolish thing to do but I wasn't thinking."

She was dragged along the road and the thief almost hit an on-coming car in Croydon, South London, on Friday night, reports the Daily Mirror.


Story filed: 09:06 Wednesday 26th March 2003


The Mirror Ex-Emmerdale star left cut and bruised

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Mar 26 2003

Ex-Emmerdale star left cut and bruised
By Eva Simpson


FORMER Emmerdale actress Adele Silva told yesterday of how she was hit over the head by a robber who stole her car.

The 22-year-old was left cut and bruised after she was dragged along the road as she tried to stop the thief driving off in her silver Peugeot 205 convertible.

Adele, who played man-eater Kelly Glover in the ITV soap, was bumped from behind as she drove home.

The other driver pulled his car in front of hers and told her to get out to look at the damage. A second man hit her over the head, snatched her keys and drove off.
Adele said: "I tried to jump on his lap and take control of the steering wheel.
" I know it was probably a very foolish thing to do but I wasn't thinking."
She was dragged along the road and the thief almost hit an on- coming car in Croydon, South London, on Friday night.

Adele's handbag, mobile phone and keys were in her car.
Police said the car-jacking was one of 140 reported in the last 18 months.


BBC Pure Soap 18th June 200

Ex-Emmerdale actress in carjack plea

Adele Silva

A young television actress has urged drivers to be aware of the dangers of carjacking, after she described how she was left battered and traumatised in a violent attack.

Ex-Emmerdale actress Adele Silva, 22, suffered a head injury and cuts to her body after she was dragged along the road attempting to stop a robber stealing her Peugeot 206 convertible.

Her ordeal began on a Saturday night in March this year when she was "bumped" in south London by a black car driving behind her, she told Company magazine.

A man in his twenties got out of the car as if to inspect the damage and asked her whether she wanted to have a look at the damage to her own car.

" There was only a tiny dent on the bumper, but just as I began to feel something wasn't right, the guy cracked me over the back of the head with his fist," she told Company.
" The impact wasn't enough to knock me to the ground, but it did stun me and in that second, he yanked the keys out of my hand and ran to my car.

" He got into the driver's seat and I remember thinking `Oh my God, he's going to steal my car'."

Ms Silva, who played Kelly Glover in the ITV1 soap opera, described how her "gut instinct" had been to chase after the man.

" I was being dragged along the road on my side as the car moved away and I remember being scared I was going to get pulled under the wheels.

It is vital that everyone was aware of the threat of carjacking, she said - at the time of the incident she knew very little about the phenomenon.

 

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