Pauline Quirke has revealed that pal Suzanne Shaw showed her the ropes when she joined Emmerdale.

The Birds Of A Feather star has joined the show as Hazel Walsh, the free-spirited mum of Aaron Livesy’s love interest Jackson.

She told TV Times: “Suzanne and I sat down with her schedule and mine, and she showed me how she worked it all out. It’s a bit of a skill.”

She went on: “There are four directors doing 14 episodes and you have to work out who you’re with.”

Both Pauline and Suzanne live in the Buckinghamshire village of Penn and their families have become good friends.

And Suzanne admits that when she first joined the cast as man-eating Eve Jenson, she turned to Pauline for advice.

The former Hear’Say star said: “She took me through my scripts and gave me a few acting lessons. Now it’s just great to have her on board.”

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