Actress Roxanne Pallett has apparently signed a new deal with Emmerdale.

The 25-year-old, who plays feisty Jo Stiles in the Yorkshire-based soap, will be on our screens for at least another 12 months, reports the Daily Star.

Roxanne said: “Emmerdale is the best job in the world. I don’t ever need to set my alarm clock in the morning because I can’t wait to get to work.

“I have been so thankful for the storylines I have been given over the past 12 months. And things are going to get even better in 2008. I am so excited about what’s in store for Jo.

“We have seen Jo change from this flirty minx to a marriage wrecker and there’s still more layers to explore. I never stop trying to evolve her character. When I am in bars I always watch people and use that as research.”

But it seems even Roxanne is shocked by what is set to happen to Jo this year.

“I know Jo inside out. I have been lucky that the writers have included me in her progression,” Roxanne said.

“But what’s coming up shocked even me. I would put boundaries on her but the writers seem to break them all the time. But it works. I had butterflies reading through the next batch of scripts and I can’t wait to share it with the fans.”