Emmerdale introduce new character

Emmerdale bosses have introduced a new full time character in the form of Jessie Grant.

Jessie – played by Sandra Marvin – is the new headteacher of the local school and is going to be intergral to a string of storylines coming up.

Fans got to meet her for the first time this evening when she had an unsuccessful meeting with Paddy Kirk at The Woolpack to discuss Leo.

Sandra said: “Jessie has recently moved to the area and she’s the new headmistress for Hotten Juniors School, which is quite fun.

“She is going to be working a lot with the kids in the show. It’ll be fun to see everyone in the school environment a bit more and Jessie interacting with all of the parents.

“I do know what’s coming up for Jessie, but that would be telling! She’ll be back and for now she’s getting to know everyone in the village, the parents of the kids and finding her way around.”

Talking about her first scenes, she added: “It was really fun meeting and working with Zoe Henry, Dominic Brunt and Mark Charnock on my first scenes.. It was also quite exciting to work in The Woolpack, this iconic hub of the Emmerdale community.”

“Most people have been here for such a long time and it’s a real family environment. Everyone has been friendly and helpful. I was nervous stepping on set for the first time, but I quickly felt very relaxed around everyone.

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