Younger Daughter of Rodney
and his 2nd wife Maureen
half-sister of Bernice Thomas
Revealed around the 12 August 2002
to be 24 years old.
The Little Book of Emmerdale (2002) confirmed that she was
Played by Nicola
Wheeler (the link will take you her IMDB entry)
1st Appeared: 10 January 2001 -
for Nicola Blackstock from former Official Site (removed
Played by Nicola Wheeler
First Appearance on 10th January 2001
Family; Father is Rodney Blackstock and Bernice is her
Nicola and Bernice meet for the first time, they make
firm friends. Nicola is besotted with Darren, her ski
instructor boyfriend, but he prefers to play the field,
and Bernice intercepts a postcard that indicates he has
been unfaithful. Bernice eventually tells her.
She soon starts a fling with Andrew Fraser. She declares
undying love to him but he betrays her and she calls
Rodney arrives and is gunning for Andrew; he seeks him
out at home farm and punches him in the face. Nicola
helps Carlos out in the kitchen and he makes her laugh.
Romance soon blossoms. But Carlos only has eyes for Bernice.
Soon after Bernice arranges for Nicola to move into the
pub. Carlos and Bernice start an affair.
He becomes increasingly distracted with Bernice and Nicola
wonders what she has done. She asks her dad to rent a
cottage in the village and surprises Carlos by telling
him they are moving in together.
He is horrified and ends the relationship. Nicola is
devastated and goes away for a while. Emily lets slip
that Nicola might be pregnant. Carlos can’t believe it.
Meanwhile Bernice has fallen pregnant again and chooses
Ashley over Carlos. In response, he proposes to a shocked
Nicola. She accepts and begins planning the wedding.
But they didnt quite make it down the isle as Bernice
told Carlos she wasnt pregnant and he revealled to all
he had been having an affair with her half sister Bernice.
Emmerdale's Nicola Blackstock is turning into an evil soap baddy.
The scheming receptionist is furious that her cleaning business partner Laurel
Potts has found a new job behind the Woolpack's busy bar.
So Nicola decides to sabotage Laurel's job to get her back on the cleaning
Actress Charlotte Bellamy - who plays loopy Laurel - explains, "Nicola
is like the school bully - one of those girls who sees a friend getting on
well and does their best to muck it up for them.
"She can see how Laurel is blossoming behind the bar and is jealous because
she's not a part of it. So she starts scuppering her at every turn. She pretends
she's been shortchanged, pours tequila in someone's pint, and generally makes
Laurel look foolish."
"By the end of the day she feels awful - it's a mixture of disbelief
that all these things could have happened, and acceptance that this is what
her life is like, because she's used to things going wrong."
Will Nicola succeed in destroying Laurel's confidence forever?
I m a bitch and I like it!
Nicola Blackstock has turned into a prize bitch in Emmerdale
and Nicola Wheeler, the actress who plays her, couldn't be happier!
The vet's receptionist - who just happens to hate animals - has
cut a swathe through the Dales village, lying, cheating and scheming
and proving to be a thoroughly nasty piece of work.
And Nicola just wouldn't have it any other way.
My first months in the soap, I was actually getting pretty bored
with her," she told Inside Soap magazine.
" When she first arrived she was more of a victim and the one who
was treated badly by other people. She was just too naive for
my liking . If she had stayed like that I'd probably have left."
" I must admit, if I was out for an evening with the writers, after
a few drinks I would say to them, 'Please just turn her nasty!'"
The writers responded in spades and Nicola turned spectacularly
bad first with a spiteful relationship with her dad's love interest
Since then she has driven Maggie Calder out of town, bedded young
Robert Sugden, kept Syd Woolfe in his sick bed for her own lusty
ends and made poor Laurel Potts's life a misery.
It is a story actors tell time and again - there's far more to
get your teeth into with a nasty part than a nice, bland one.
Emmerdale’s Nicola Blackstock makes an indiscreet admission about father
The troublesome secretary turns to her wealthy father yet again tonight in
an effort to save her ailing cleaning business from collapse.
But unwitting Nicola, delighted that once again her doting dad is willing
to bail her out, has no idea of the consequences of her boasting.
Nicola is used to being the only woman in her father’s life. He has
spoilt her rotten and still treats her like a princess, despite the fact she
is a grown woman.
But when local schemer Steph Stokes overhears how Rodney is bankrolling Nicola,
she hits upon a new idea of how to improve her life.
The brunette bombshell decides that all her financial problems would be solved
if only she could make Rodney fall in love with her.
And if she is successful, the union is bound to horrify Nicola, who counts
Steph among her least favourite people in the village.
ITV.COM Lip Service
Monday | 26.01.04
Emmerdale's Nicola Blackstock hates the attention lavished on sister Bernice.
The blonde local has an awkward relationship with her older
sibling thanks to cheating Bernice's affair with her one-time
fiance Carlos Diaz.
Although the dust has settled on the devastating incident,
Nicola is unwilling to forgive and forget what Bernice did
to her. And her feelings of jealousy are sparked once again
this week, when latest love interest compliments flame-haired
Simon the fishmonger is an unlikely suitor for picky Nicola,
but she has grown very fond of him. After a cosy evening with
pals Emily and Paddy, the pair make their way to Mill Cottage
- where Simon meets Bernice for the first time.
Reminded of her previous boyfriend's penchant for the former
Woolpack landlady, Nicola confesses her feelings of insecurity
to lovable Simon - who warmly assures her she has nothing to
And when Nicola rewards his kindness with a passionate kiss,
it seems that the odd twosome may well have a future together.
ITV.COM Love In A Cod Climate
Tuesday | 27.01.04
Emmerdale's Nicola Blackstock has fallen for her latest love interest.
The blonde vetinary receptionist has had her fair share of embarrassing
romantic disasters but fishmonger Simon could be the man for
Despite her first impressions, Nicola has found that Simon is
a really positive influence on her life. Having already got her
out of many scrapes and generally putting up with her surly behaviour,
the kindly local's passion for Nicola remains undimmed.
But Nicola has been holding back her own feelings for him. Although
they shared a romantic kiss last week, Nicola is unwilling to
give out her affections too easily. She was badly hurt when fiancé Carlos
Diaz left her for sister Bernice and she has yet to recover her
However, Simon has captured her emotions and she is unable to
get him out of her head. So she seeks the advice of close pal
Emily Kirk. Emily wants to see her flighty friend happy and is
certain that lovable Simon is just the man to match her.
Will Nicola be willing to put her fears aside and give their
burgeoning romance a go?
2nd February 2004
A Chance To Shine
||Thursday | 20.05.04
Emmerdale's Nicola Blackstock gets invited to
a high school reunion.
The blonde local is delighted with the plan
as she hopes to prove what a success she is to
her former schoolmates.
Nicola has always strived to be the best at
whatever she does. Although working in the vets
and running her cleaning business is a modest
achievement, Nicola has a lot to be proud of.
But the school reunion also offers Nicola the
chance to prove herself a winner in love - except
doting boyfriend Simon Meredith doesn't fit the
bill. When they first met it took fussy Nicola
weeks to admit her attraction to the happy-go-lucky
So the prospect of taking her real life lover
to face the old acquaintances who bullied her
at school doesn't appeal to snobbish Nicola.
Instead she decides to conceal the event from
him and find herself a drop dead gorgeous man
to hang on her arm.
Will Nicola be able to carry off the deception?
Birds Of A Feather
Tuesday | 25.05.04
Emmerdale's Sadie King and Nicola Blackstock strike up a
The two blondes both want something from the other one - Nicola
wants a business contract and Sadie wants gossip on nemesis
Ever since Sadie arrived in the village she has been desperate
to find out everything she can about scheming Charity. Following
her interesting chat with Charity's dimwitted cousin Sam Dingle,
Sadie has already got a very good idea of the sort of person
Charity is, but her thirst for information has yet to be quenched.
Luckily for Sadie, there is no shortage of gossips in Emmerdale
- and Nicola has a particular enthusiasm for telling tales.
So when Sadie and her enjoy a celebratory glass of wine at
Holdgate Farm - where Nicola has just been given a lucrative
cleaning contract - the ditzy local is glad to get it all off
Armed with yet more scandal on Charity, Sadie decides to up
her quest to split up the burgeoning romance between the pair.
Has Charity finally met her match?
Unbreak My Heart
||Wednesday | 18.08.04
Emmerdale’s Nicola Blackstock is desperate
to win back her man.
The bitchy blonde ruined her relationship
with fishmonger Simon Meredith thanks
to her jealous and spiteful ways.
When Nicola discovered Simon’s ex-love
Tash was in the village she saw red.
And her subsequent behaviour led Simon
to conclude their romance was going nowhere.
But now she’s lost the love of her life,
Nicola is distraught. So when Marlon
is forced to tell her Simon has moved
back to Scarborough to be with Tash,
she is plunged even deeper into despair.
Despite being horrified by Nicola’s
self-pity, Marlon realises she truly
loves Simon and urges her not to give
up the fight.
But his sage advice leads the chirpy
chef into trouble when an optimistic
Nicola demands he drives her to Scarborough.
Has Marlon got himself stuck in the
middle of warring lovers?