Emmerdale’s Zoe Henry has revealed that screen snogs are more stressful than sexy.
The actress, who is married to co-star Jeff Hordley (Cain Dingle) in real life, has been puckering up to kiss Gideon Turner – vet Brett Harrison – as her alter-ego Rhona Goskirk.
“I get in such a state about things like that! I’m just terrified that I’m going to look like a complete idiot in some way,” she told Inside Soap.
“It’s genuinely quite an unpleasant experience, as you’ve got a roomful of men standing about watching what’s going on. There’s nothing remotely romantic about it.”
She added: “Thankfully, Gideon was delightful. It was entirely my pleasure by the end – it could definitely have been a lot worse!”
Zoe also revealed that the arrival of Rhona’s old university friend Vanessa Woodfield, played by Michelle Hardwick, will cause “fireworks”. She is set to start a new job at the vet’s practice in December, which leads to clashes with Rhona’s husband Paddy Kirk (Dominic Brunt).
“I think there’ll definitely be quite a few fireworks when Vanessa arrives!” she teased.
“Rhona was young, free and single the last time she and Vanessa were hanging out at university. We’ve just started filming the scenes where Vanessa returns to her life. They’re great, because Rhona starts becoming more of a ‘lad about town’ as it were – while poor old Paddy is left at home literally holding the baby.”