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Wednesday 29th January 2020

Emmerdale's Claire King loves working with Alexander Lincoln because of his height

It means she doesn't have a double chin!

Claire King is glad her Emmerdale co-star Alex Lincoln is taller than her - because acting alongside him stops her double chin from being on show.

The 57-year-old star - who plays soap super-bitch Kim Tate in the ITV show - was pleasantly surprised to find out Alex's (Jamie Tate) measurements.

She also admits he has become "a hit" with the girls at her real-life stable.

For once, Kim isn't looking down on someone! (Credit: ITV)

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She said: "I love Alex. The good thing about Alex as well is that he's a few inches taller than me - as actors tend to be small - so it stops my double chin showing.

"He's also a hit with the girls at my stable at home."

Claire praised the "talented" star, and she likes to compare him to a little puppy because he is "sweet, soft and scatty".

He's a few inches taller than me... so it stops my double chin showing.

Jamie's relationship with his mum is complicated (Credit: ITV)

She added to Inside Soap magazine: "He's so sweet and soft and scatty, and ditsy - he'll trip over his own feet!

"He's like a Labrador puppy and so talented."

He's a very handsome Labrador puppy! (Credit: ITV)

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Claire recently teased fans they can expect Kim to clash with long-time associate Graham Foster (Andrew Scarborough) following a new business partnership.

She said: "There is a Kim and Graham story coming up, which does involve family, but also Kim goes into partnership with a new guy who she worked with in Dubai when she went away on a business holiday.

Kim's got a new business partner - not Graham (Credit: ITV)

"They're very, very similar, so whether they will click together or explode, who knows?

"Also, Graham doesn't like it too much, as he feels it's encroaching on his turf!"

Emmerdale is on Monday to Friday at 7pm with an extra episode on Thursday at 8pm on ITV

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