Flo has started filming and Claudette will make her first appearance on the soap later this spring.
Described as a force to be reckoned with, Claudette, played by Flo Wilson, is totally unafraid to speak her mind and is deeply proud of her son Charles’ position as a vicar and grandson Ethan’s legal career.
She believes herself to be a loving matriarch, but secretly Charles finds his mother rather overbearing and soon the other villagers will learn not to get on the wrong side of Claudette.
But what brings Claudette back into her son Charles’ life? And what impact will her arrival have on Vicar Charles and the rest of the village?
Speaking about joining Emmerdale, Flo Wilson said "I feel blessed that I was chosen to play Claudette and I hope to make the Emmerdale family proud of the work that I will do."
To which Kevin Mathurin added "I've had the privilege of working with Flo before, so when I saw her name on the sheet I knew she'd be perfect to bring Claudette to life. Flo is a wonderful soul, an amazing actress and is already settling in."
And Emmerdale's executive producer Jane Hudson said "We are delighted to welcome Flo Wilson to the cast of Emmerdale. Her talent and experience will bring a new dimension to the show, and we can't wait for viewers to see her in action. She's certainly going to ruffle feathers in the Anderson household."
Emmerdale continues Mondays to Fridays at 7.30pm on ITV1