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Emmerdale: Rakesh's teenage son to be Vanessa's new love interest

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Emmerdale bosses have announced the casting of Rakesh Kotecha's teenage son Kirin.

Adam Fielding will be playing the role of Kirin, who is a new regular character for the ITV soap.

Kirin makes his first appearance on screen next month, when village vet Vanessa Woodfield meets him on a night out in Hotten.

Vanessa and Kirin in Emmerdale

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Vanessa and Kirin in Emmerdale


Vanessa is delighted when she attracts the attention of the handsome stranger and she is quick to take him home, wanting some romance back in her life.

However, the mood quickly turns awkward for Vanessa when she discovers that her date is only 17 - and is also Rakesh's son.

An Emmerdale statement teased: "Shocked at his age but also staggered he's Rakesh's young son, suddenly it is all too close to home for Vanessa. But will Vanessa's heart start to rule her head where Kirin is concerned?"

Speaking of his new role, Fielding commented: "I am thrilled to be joining Emmerdale as Kirin. He's only 17 but he's a cool and confident guy and isn't going to let his age stop him where Vanessa is concerned."

Michelle Hardwick as Vanessa Woodfield in Emmerdale

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Michelle Hardwick as Vanessa Woodfield


Emmerdale viewers were introduced to Rakesh (Pasha Bocarie) earlier this month as he joined the village as a suitor for Priya Sharma in her arranged marriage storyline.

Show producer Kate Oates first spoke about the arrival of Rakesh's son in an interview with Digital Spy this month.

She told us: "A casting that I'm really excited about will be Rakesh's son, who'll also be arriving in the village. That'll be fun and we might have an interesting allegiance in the pipeline."

Michelle Hardwick, who plays Vanessa, had also previously expressed excitement over a new romance for her character, telling DS in June: "It's going to get a little bit busier for Vanessa on screen in the summer, so watch this space! Hopefully there's going to be a nice love interest for her."

Emmerdale will air Kirin's first scenes on Thursday, August 21.

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