Emmerdale star Chelsea Halfpenny says actress Laura Norton is nothing like a mum in real life.

Chelsea plays tearaway teen Amy Wyatt, whose estranged mother Kerry, played by Laura, is about to make a surprise entrance into the village, sparking a big clash between the pair.

“It’s been class working with Laura,” Chelsea revealed, adding: “We just get on like a house on fire, and I know everybody probably says that, but we really have just clicked.

“And obviously she’s not that much older than me in real life, she’s not a motherly figure at all in real life. She’s one of my good mates now and we get the giggles really bad as well on set which is not good!”

Amy was taken into care because Kerry neglected her, and her arrival in Emmerdale does not go down well with Amy’s foster mum Val Pollard.

Chelsea said: “Because Kerry is unpredictable, that will just add to the dynamics of the Pollard family and the clashing of Val and Kerry will just cause so much more drama in the family.

“I don’t know whether the relationship is going to go well and they could be mother and daughter again, or if they’re going to completely clash. We’ll have to see…”