After the Wyldes comes the Wylde bunch. Emmerdale is introducing the children of new village residents Mark and Natasha in February.

Nathan (Lyndon Ogbourne) and Maisie Wylde (Alice Coulthard) cause an immediate stir when they arrive in style to their dad Mark’s (Maxwell Caulfield) extravagant birthday party, hot on the heels of their younger brother Will (Oscar Lloyd).

The parents moved into Home Farm last week and have already made their mark on village life.

Lyndon, 25, has previously appeared in Spooks and Robin Hood, and said: “I am really excited to be playing the role of Nathan Wylde, he is a bit of a rogue and I’m looking forward to bringing out his darker side. He’s definitely not as nice as he seems.”

Alice, 27, who has appeared in The Bill and Holby City, says: “I’m thrilled to be joining the cast of Emmerdale. Maisie is a really fun character and she’s not afraid to say and do the things that most people would never dare to. She’ll be giving her parents a really hard time.”

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