Emmerdale star Dominic Power says his own family have begged him to end the affair between his character Cameron and Chastity Dingle.

Cameron, who left his wife for Debbie Dingle, is now cheating on her with her aunt Chas, and Dominic told The Sun his mum isn’t happy.

He said: “My mum hates it! She watches all the soaps and like lots of people she records them. She then fast-forwards the storylines she doesn’t like… I’m currently being forwarded.

“She sent me a text recently saying, ‘Will you tell the writers your mother is a good Catholic girl and she does not like her son doing this?’ I said to her, ‘Mum, you were a teacher. You are an educated woman – this is fiction!'”

Dominic also revealed: “My 16-year-old daughter sent me a text with a picture of me in bed saying, ‘Will you stop this?’.”

The Emmerdale hunk also confessed he has been dieting and hitting the gym to make sure he looks his best when he strips off for the camera.

He said: “It’s always a little bit awkward when you are stripped – you do try to get a couple of gym sessions in beforehand! When I get the scripts and see it’s coming there’s no carbs until it’s over.

“I’ve been down to my boxer shorts a few times and it’s a bit odd, because everyone else is stood in front of you fully clothed.

“You know that nightmare where you find yourself at work without any clothes on? It’s that, but it’s real!”