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Monday 24th June 2019

Emmerdale's Zoe Henry and Jeff Hordley reveal exciting new allotment project

Their mange tout is coming along nicely

Zoe Henry and Jeff Hordley's Emmerdale alter egos might be having tough times on-screen, but off it they have a far more relaxing lifestyle.

The real-life couple spend a lot of time at their allotment and have revealed an exciting new development there.

They've been planting mange tout!

Zoe shared images of their hardwork to her Twitter account.

She captioned the snaps: "Gradually getting there, we've been slow to start this year!! A [star emoji] to @HordleyJeff today for his excellent improvisation skills on the old mange tout, mange tout planting!!"

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Fans were quick to comment how brilliant the allotment looked, with one saying: "Wow that's amazing. Any tips as I have just started our allotment for the first time ever?"

Another joked: "Well done. An amazing job. When you're done can you please do my garden, it's a right mess!"

The couple bought their allotment some years ago and Zoe often shares pictures of their fruit and veg growing pastime to her social media.

Zoe often shares pics of the allotment on social media (Credit: @ZoeHenry03 Twitter)

And, judging by the gorgeous snaps, they've become very good at it.

She has shared shots of all manner of fayre, from pears and berries, to sweetcorn and marrows.

Zoe and Jeff's healthy haul is seriously impressive! (Credit: @ZoeHenry03 Twitter)

They even make jams, chutneys and pickles. Eat your hearts out, Tom and Barbara. (Google The Good Life, anyone under the age of 40!)

The couple got an allotment in part because Jeff suffers from Crohn's Disease, and he was advised to stop eating processed food.

Jeff watering the plants! (Credit: @ZoeHenry03 Twitter)

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Zoe, who has played Rhona Goskirk since 2001 and Jeff, who's played Cain Dingle since 2000, married in 2003 and have two children, Violet and Stan.

Zoe recently opened up about her home life to Fabulous Magazine, saying: "I'm in awe of people who watch boxsets. I'm usually home by 7pm and cooking dinner."

The soap star continued: "After sitting down to eat and catch up with everyone I'll help the children with their homework, tidy up and get them off to bed."

She said: "I'm in bed at 9pm with a good cookery book. There's nothing like a bit of food porn before bed."

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