EMMERDALE! Yorkshire TV soap is 40 today...celebrate with its topless stars
IT was once the gentlest of Britain’s soaps, vying only with BBC Radio 4’s as a simple cure for insomnia.
But 20 years ago Emmerdale bosses thankfully had a change of heart and ditched tales of sheep rustling for hay-bale sex scandals acted out by a string of stunnas!
Now the Dales soap is all grown up and marks its 40th birthday today. Celebrations are taking place all week on ITV1 and a special hour-long live show screens tonight at 7pm.
Sadly, it’s unlikely to feature the fabulous BOOBS that many of its stars have whipped out over the years.
They include babes like the incomparable Linda Lusardi – the one-time number one Page 3 girl who went on to serve time up at Home Farm.
Or the boobtastic Amy Nuttall, who played village minx Chloe Atkinson and is now a star of BBC1’s Downton Abbey.
More recently the likes of lovely Roxanne Pallett – who played trod-upon Jo Sugden – bared ALL for the movie Lake Placid 3.
And juicy Jenna-Louise Coleman – who played lesbian Jasmine Thomas and is now Doctor Who’s sexy new sidekick – flashed her norks in the BBC4 drama Room At The Top.
And there’s loads more stars who’ve whipped ’em out. To mark the anniversary we’ve gathered them together!