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Emmerdale star Chris Bisson and his partner feared their daughter would be born in the car as they made a dramatic dash to get to the hospital.

Chris, who plays Jai Sharma in the ITV soap, has told how he and partner Rowena Finn welcomed their daughter Ella Rose just seven minutes after arriving at the hospital.

Chris Bisson in Hello!



Chris Bisson in Hello!

 

He told Hello! magazine: “Just like a scene from a film, there was this cinematic race to the hospital. She was born seven minutes later (after our arrival) after one puff of gas and air.”

The couple have a three-year-old son, Harry, and welcomed daughter Ella Rose on December 8 last year.

Rowena said: “I was terrified. I really believed I was going to give birth in the car. If it had been rush hour, we wouldn’t have made it.”

Forty-year-old Chris said while he enjoys playing a baddie in Emmerdale, since becoming a father he has found certain storylines challenging.

He said: “I enjoy playing a baddie but since becoming a father I find some baby-related storylines challenging.

“When Harry was born, the plot revolved around a baby in intensive care. I’ve been filming another harrowing story that hasn’t been revealed yet. It makes me realise how lucky I am.”