FROM ITV STRICT EMBARGO until 00:01 Friday 7th February 2020 EMMERDALE DOUBLE TROUBLE IN THE DALES Following Emmerdale’s fourth consecutive win in the Best Serial Drama category at the National Television Awards, the show is pleased to announce Mark Womack and Reece Dinsdale will be joining the cast. Mark will play DI Malone a police officer with a dark history and Reece will take on the role of Paul a blast from Mandy Dingles (Lisa Riley) past who will certainly stir things up for her and Vinny (Bradley Johnson). Both characters will be on screen this spring. Mark is known for his roles in Liverpool 1 and Murphy’s Law and Reece Coronation Street and Home to Roost. Mark said ‘It’s always a lot of fun to play the bad guy and Malone definitely falls into that category. I'm looking forward to the audience seeing his twisted tale unfold on screen.’ Reece [PICTURED] said ‘I'm absolutely delighted to be joining the cast of Emmerdale. Having recently directed a couple of episodes, and seen at close quarters the superb work the cast, crews and creatives produce, I can't wait to become part of the team once again... albeit in a different capacity. Time to get my acting boots back on! ' Producer Laura Shaw said ‘We are absolutely thrilled to have Reece Dinsdale and Mark Womack joining the Emmerdale family. Although playing very different characters, both come with huge stories that will see lives changed and big explosions in 2020. We're all very excited to see these two hugely talented and experienced actors grace our screens. Press Contacts: Sian Hunter 0113 222 7112 sian.hunter@itv.com Emily Ogden 0113 222 7110 emily.ogden@itv.com Janine Goodall 0113 222 7121 janine.goodall@itv.com Picture editor: David Crook 0161 952 6214 david.crook@itv.com Photographer - Mark Bruce This photograph is (C) ITV Plc and can only be reproduced for editorial purposes directly in connection with the programme or event mentioned above, or ITV plc. Once made available by ITV plc Picture Desk, this photograph can be reproduced once only up until the transmission [TX] date and no reproduction fee will be charged. Any subsequent usage may incur a fee. This photograph must not be manipulated [excluding basic cropping] in a manner which alters the visual appearance of the person photographed deemed detrimental or inappropriate by ITV plc Picture Desk. This photograph must not be syndicated to any other company, publication or website, or permanently archived, without the express written permission of ITV Picture Desk. Full Terms and conditions are available on www.itv.com/presscentre/itvpictures/terms
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Emmerdale SPOILERS: Mark Womack and former Coronation Street star Reece Dinsdale join cast

Double trouble!

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The cast of Emmerdale are about to be joined by two new faces – but soap fans will no doubt recognise at least one of them!

The ITV soap has announced that former Coronation Street star Reece Dinsdale has been cast as newcomer Paul – a blast from Mandy Dingle’s past.

Tina and Joe McIntyre
Reece as Joe McIntyre in Corrie (Credit: ITV)

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We’re told that Paul will certainly stir things up for Mandy and her mysterious friend Vinny.

Both come with huge stories that will see lives changed and big explosions in 2020.

Coronation Street viewers will know that Reece played Joe McIntyre from 2008 until 2010, when his character died in horrible circumstances.

Known for his bad luck, Joe was killed whilst trying to fake his own death in order to claim insurance money.

Mark Womack will join the cast of Emmerdale as DI Malone (Credit: ITV)
Mark Womack will join the cast of Emmerdale as DI Malone (Credit: ITV)

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Reece said about joining Emmerdale: “I’m absolutely delighted to be joining the cast of Emmerdale. Having recently directed a couple of episodes, and seen at close quarters the superb work the cast, crews and creatives produce, I can’t wait to become part of the team once again… albeit in a different capacity.

“Time to get my acting boots back on!”

Meanwhile, Mark Womack’s character DI Malone will arrive in the Dales later this year as well.

Reece Dinsdale
Reece as Paul, a blast from Mandy Dingle’s past (Credit: ITV)

Mark, who is married to actress Samantha Womack of EastEnders fame, will play a police officer with a “dark history”.

The Liverpool-born actor, 59, best known for his roles in Murphy’s Law, Merseybeat, Vera and Babylon, said: “It’s always a lot of fun to play the bad guy and Malone definitely falls into that category.

“I’m looking forward to the audience seeing his twisted tale unfold on screen.”

Both will be on screen this spring, and the soap has teased that the characters will bring “double trouble”.

Mandy and Vinny are about to have their lives interrupted by a blast from the past (Credit: ITV)
Mandy and Vinny are about to have their lives interrupted by a blast from the past (Credit: ITV)

Producer Laura Shaw said of the new cast members: “We are absolutely thrilled to have Reece Dinsdale and Mark Womack joining the Emmerdale family.

“Although playing very different characters, both come with huge stories that will see lives changed and big explosions in 2020.

“We’re all very excited to see these two hugely talented and experienced actors grace our screens.”

Emmerdale is still riding high after its fourth consecutive win in the Best Serial Drama category at the National Television Awards.

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