Created 25th June 2005


Expected: July 2005 -
Played by: Melanie Hill

27th May 2005

Emmerdale Role for Bread Star

By Anita Singh, PA Showbusiness Editor

Bread star Melanie Hill is to join the cast of TV’s Emmerdale.

Hill will play Bob’s new girlfriend, Avril – who bears an uncanny similarity to his ex, Viv.

The 43-year-old actress is best known for her role as Aveline in Bread.

She has also appeared in The Bill and women’s football drama Playing The Field.

“I’ve always been a big fan of Emmerdale and I’m really excited to be joining the show,” Hill said.

Her character will appear in the ITV1 soap from July.

Bob meets her through a dating agency after splitting from Viv.

The pair go on a succession of dates – and postmistress Viv cannot bear her new love rival.

An Emmerdale spokeswoman said: “It’s a fantastically funny storyline.”

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