Digital Spy

Search Digital Spy
8

Soaps News

'Emmerdale' casts Jai Sharma's parents and sister

By
Trudie Goodwin

© Rex Features

Jai Sharma's entire family is to arrive in Emmerdale.

Jai and brother Nikhil's mother Georgia will be played by The Bill's Trudie Goodwin, Holby Blue actor Bhasker Patel has been cast as her business-obsessed husband Rishi, while Where the Heart Is star Fiona Wade will take on the role of sister Priya, previously played by Effie Woods.

According to ITV, the Sharma family arrive in the Dales this autumn and will create waves over Jai's engagement to Charity Tate.

Goodwin said: "I'm absolutely thrilled to be playing Georgia in Emmerdale. She is a difficult-to-please woman who is set to make life difficult for Charity. I can't wait to start filming next week."

> Read all the latest Emmerdale spoilers and news
> Chris Bisson predicts Declan, Jai revenge plot

Series producer Stuart Blackburn added: "I'm delighted to welcome Trudie, Bhasker and Fiona to the cast. There are plenty of trials and tribulations in store for the ever popular Sharma family."

Actress Effie Woods was cast as Emmerdale's original Priya in 2009, but soon left the show and has now been re-cast. Get the Inside Soap magazine on your iPhone or iPad

You May Like

Comments

Loading...