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Wednesday 8th April 2020

Charley Webb leaves fans emotional as she makes touching tribute to her mum

Praised her mother for 'being two parents' for her

Soap star Charley Webb has hailed her mother Helen as the inspiration for who she has become as a person.

Debbie Dingle star Charley, 32, paid tribute on Instagram with a snap of them together from her wedding day, showing mum Helen attending to her daughter’s train.

Ahead of Mother’s Day next week, the Emmerdale actress told her 420,000 followers in an extended caption: "Everyone's Mum means the world to them because you only ever get one Mum.

"I'm the baby of the family and that meant she always treated me like I'm about 5. Even now at 32."

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Charley then went on to explain how Helen had to be both a mum and her dad for her after the unexpected passing of her father.

She continued: "When I was 14 we lost my Dad very suddenly, he was so young and so was I. From that day, my Mum instantly became two parents.

I'll never forget how strong she was for us all.

"She had to take on both roles whilst also grieving the loss of her husband. I'll never forget how strong she was for us all.

"I started working 6 weeks after we lost him and she was there every step of the way, encouraging me to follow my dreams and be the best person I can be.

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"She's always taught me to be kind and treat others the way you want to be treated. I wouldn't be the person I am today without her xxx."

Charley - still on maternity leave from Emmerdale - also encouraged her fans to nominate their own 'super mum' and many left a range of emotional messages about their own family life by way of response in the post's comments section.

"Hold your mum tight and give her all the love she deserves," implored someone who had lost theirs.

Charley is currently on maternity leave (Credit: ITV)

"I'm tearing up here," wrote another.

A third person added: "I miss my Mum every day."

"What a beautiful picture and beautiful speech about your mum. How lovely. And how great does your mum look?" contributed a fourth.

And someone else remarked: "You’re very lucky. Not everyone is that lucky. But I’m determined to be the best mum to my girls."

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