Former The Bill star Dominic Power has landed a role in Emmerdale, as Debbie Dingle’s ex.

The actor, who played PC Leon Taylor in the police drama, starts filming in the new year as Cameron Murray.

Cameron arrives in the village unexpectedly to see Debbie (Charley Webb), and sparks fly between the pair.

But it will become clear that Debbie and Cameron, who were together when she lived in Jersey, have a complicated past.

Dominic said: “Cameron is a strong, sharp-tongued and defiant character. He is essentially a good guy, but has a darker, edgier side to him. I can’t wait to start filming in the New Year and the cast have already been really welcoming.”

The soap’s executive producer Steve November added: “We are delighted to welcome Dominic to the cast. 2011 is going to be a dramatic year for Debbie Dingle and Cameron will be integral to her story.”

Dominic was nominated for a Best Newcomer gong at the National Television Awards, and recently played Jojo in Bollywood movie Tezz.

The actor hits screens in March.

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