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Friday 13th December 2019

Emmerdale: Laurel’s disaster date Tom played by a very familiar soap face

He's been in Corrie, Hollyoaks and Doctors

Emmerdale fans spotted a familiar face in the village this week as Laurel Thomas' date.

The factory supervisor's burgeoning relationship with boss Jai Sharma was given a boost by local councillor Tom who was cajoled by Nicola King into giving Laurel a lesson in how to act on a date.

Tom gave Laurel a lesson in dating (Credit: ITV)

She told Laurel how he was an expert with all the other councillors going gaga for him and he gave her a thorough lesson in dating.

Unfortunately for Tom, Laurel only had eyes for Jai - but she still tried to learn from the dating master.

Fans behaved exactly the same but mainly because they recognised him from other shows.

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Actor Chris Brazier played the dating maestro and he has been in almost every other soap.

Back in 2007, Chris played James in Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks.

He was the boyfriend of singer and eventual West End star Summer Shaw before she fell in love with OB and they both fled the village for a new life after the death of his best mate OB.

Laurel and Jai have been having a secret relationship (Credit: ITV)

A few years later in 2011, Chris joined Coronation Street as Will - a hunky assistant at Freschos supermarket.

He was close friends with Izzy Armstrong for a time before her then boyfriend Gary Windass got wind of their friendship and became jealous.

The same Gary Windass who has gone on to become Corrie's newest serial killer - lucky escape Will!

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Viewers would also recognise Chris from his roles in Holby City, The Bill and Scottish soap River City.

He also recently appeared in Doctors for a number of episodes playing three different characters.

Chris isn't scheduled for a return to Emmerdale as Tom - but stranger things have happened with Laurel originally arriving in the village as a bumblebee party favour.

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