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Lin Blakley joins Emmerdale as Rishi’s ex-wife Georgia Sharma

Georgia Sharma is back in Emmerdale to ruffle feathers on the eve of her son Jai’s wedding to Laurel.

Originally played by Trudie Goodwin, the role will now be played by former EastEnders actress, Lin Blakley, who is delighted to be joining Emmerdale.

Known for speaking her mind, both her ex-husband Rishi, played by Bhasker Patel, and the soon-to-be-married couple Laurel, played by Charlotte Bellamy and Jai, played by Chris Bisson are instantly at the mercy of her harsh opinions.

With the wedding day looming and the rift between Rishi and Jai showing no signs of abating, will Georgia be able to heal this fractured family?

Speaking about joining Emmerdale, Lin Blakley said "How lucky am I to play such a strong character as Georgia. So different from roles I’ve played of late. I have enjoyed every single minute. Gorgeous cast and crew!! And the gorgeous Dales. Thank you Emmerdale."

To which producer Kate Brook added "We're thrilled to have an actor of Lin's calibre step into the role of the formidable Georgia. A force to be reckoned with, she'll have a secret for the Sharmas that could potentially blow their world apart."

Emmerdale continues Mondays to Fridays at 7.30pm on ITV1


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