Emmerdale star Natalie J Robb has revealed she often finds female viewers are envious of her – because of her character’s relationship with heart-throb Cain Dingle.

Natalie, who plays widowed farmer’s wife Moira Barton in the ITV1 soap, initially had a steamy fling with bad boy Cain (Jeff Hordley) – but now the pair are trying to take their romance to the next level.

However the actress admitted viewers were pleased to see the pair making a go of things.

“There’s been a great reaction, all positive feedback,” Natalie said. Especially from the women because they just think I’m really lucky. Which I am, I suppose. 
People like it and they like the fiery chemistry between us both.”

She added that she would love to see Moira and Cain together long-term.  “I would like to see it work personally, I think it works. I enjoy working with Jeff so it’s good for me. That’s just pure selfish reasons! But I’d like to see it work, I think it’s exciting. So as long as they keep making it exciting.”

But Natalie did admit there was one aspect of the relationship she was not so keen on – and that was the nickname given to the couple.

“Coira’ I think we’re called,” she said. “I’m not sure if I like it. I think it sounds like a little fish gone wrong!”