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'Emmerdale' newcomer Denise Black: 'Joanie will be feisty'

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Former Coronation Street star Denise Black has said that her Emmerdale character Joanie will be 'feisty'.

The actress - best known for playing Weatherfield's Denise Osbourne - will play Joanie, the adoptive grandmother of Amy Wyatt's son.

Denise Black

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Denise Black



Speaking on ITV's Lorraine today (August 8), Black said: "She's new, so I'm only just starting out there. I've got a pile of scripts to learn for next week. She's feisty, she plays poker, she drinks pints, she's a grandma.

"I've let my hair grow out grey for her, and people have started offering me their seats on the Tube, so that's all you need to know!"

Black also admitted that she has fond memories of her time at Coronation Street as Denise Osbourne.

Denise Black

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Denise Black



"I'm very grateful. I'd done 12 years on the boards before that, a lot of it singing," she said. "I'm just grateful because that puts you in the public eye and the public are the people who give you work.

"The nice thing about Emmerdale... is they're beautiful, it's really friendly. It's like a family and they party at night together.

"That makes up for the big stress of what could be a treadmill, so they make it fun."

Emmerdale airs Denise Black's first scenes as Joanie later this month.

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