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Gaynor Faye joins Emmerdale

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Forum Name: Dancing On Ice - 2011
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Topic: Gaynor Faye joins Emmerdale
Posted By: Bren
Subject: Gaynor Faye joins Emmerdale
Date Posted: 12 Oct 2011 at 10:06

Fat Friend on the Farm: Gaynor Faye joins Emmerdale as glamorous newcomer Megan

By - Georgina Littlejohn

Last updated at 9:10 AM on 12th October 2011

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Shaking up the village: Gaynor Faye has signed up to join Emmerdale as glamorous newcomer Megan Macey

She played a Jewish actress with low self-esteem who married a vicar and threw Ann Summers parties to earn a living.

But Gaynor Faye is no longer that Fat Friend struggling with her body issues, but a glamorous and intimidating woman set to shake up rural Yorkshire life.

Because the actress, 40 has just signed up to join soap Emmerdale to play newcomer Megan Macy, who is set to 'turns the heads' of the men in the village.

Gaynor, who starred in the ITV comedy Fat Friends from 2000 to 2005, will appear on screens from early next year.

And she is no stranger to being in a soap having starred as Judy Mallett from 1995 to 1999.

She joins Emmerdale as Macey, a 'fiercely ambitious, intimidating and oozing self-confidence' who arrives in the village after she gets a call from estranged half-brother Declan, played by Jason Merrells.

Gaynor, who also won Dancing On Ice in 2006, said: 'I'm incredibly excited to be joining Emmerdale and being a Yorkshire lass myself, filming in Leeds, my home town, is the icing on the cake!


Fat Friends: Faye, as Lauren Harris in the ITV comedy alongside Alison Steadman (L) as Betty Simpson and Ruth Jones as Kelly Chadwick

'The women on Emmerdale are strong and feisty, and I can't wait to play my character, who's fun but extremely driven and will stop at nothing to get her own way.

'She's quite different to many of the roles that I have played before and hopefully will take people by surprise.'


Northern lass: Faye also starred in Coronation Street as Judy Mallett from 1995 to 1999

Emmerdale series producer Stuart Blackburn said: 'I'm thrilled to welcome Gaynor to the show.

'This is an exciting new character for us and a new era at Home Farm. Megan will quickly remind Declan she has a shrewd ability to get what she wants, when she wants it.'


Champions: Faye and her partner Daniel Whiston were crowned winners of Dancing On Ice in 2006


Posted By: Alex
Date Posted: 12 Oct 2011 at 13:10
Well done Big Bird Clap Nice to see Gaynor in regular acting work.

DOI should have her back in some capacity she was incredibly popular and very sweet and genuine.

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Posted By: Bren
Date Posted: 12 Oct 2011 at 13:15
I was puzzled Gaynor was never used backstage by DOI - she was so popular with the public but very glad to see her in Emmerdale - she should be a good addition to the show

Posted By: Alex
Date Posted: 12 Oct 2011 at 13:29
She won the show and moved on Bendy, good luck to herThumbs%20Up

Any news on potential celebs for new series? I know there's a post on here somewhere of the new crop being tested out (needs to read own site Whistle)

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Posted By: Bren
Date Posted: 12 Oct 2011 at 13:38
waiting for the rumour mill to start 

Posted By: Eviesmum
Date Posted: 12 Oct 2011 at 13:46
I know zilch this year.  I've heard absolutely nothing yet. 

Mind you am not skating at the moment as pg :-)

Posted By: Bren
Date Posted: 15 Oct 2011 at 13:51
oh you will get us the gossip !!!

Posted By: Tups
Date Posted: 19 Oct 2011 at 20:02
Originally posted by Eviesmum

I know zilch this year.  I've heard absolutely nothing yet. 

Mind you am not skating at the moment as pg :-)

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