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Emmerdale Charity Dingle actor Emma Atkins’ life off screen – from colourful, cosy Yorkshire home to her wholesome hobby

Actor Emma Atkins has portrayed the iconic role of Emmerdale’s Charity Dingle for over 20 years, having made her debut back in 2000.

Charity arrived in the village for the funeral of her cousin Butch, alongside village bad boy Cain and her uncle Shadrach.

The soap star briefly left to pursue other roles, during which time she appeared in multiple tv shows including the BBC series Dalziel and Pascoe, Mayo, I’m with Stupid, New Street Law, Doctors and Casualty.

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Emma reprised the role of Charity in 2009, later taking a short break following the birth of her son in 2015.

Charity Dingle has become one of Emmerdale’s most memorable characters as she’s been involved with some of the show’s biggest and most powerful storylines.

From giving birth to daughter Debbie Dingle at just 13 and being forced into child prostitution to having an affair with her husband Chris Tate’s sister Zoe Tate, Chairty’s life has been filled with drama.

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Thankfully, in real life the 45-year-old actress lives a much quieter and calmer life than her troubled on-screen persona.

She regularly shares glimpses of her private life on social media, including her keen eye for nature photography and her colourful and cosy Yorkshire home she shares with her partner and five-year-old son.

Emma’s home is very colourful
(Image: Instagram)

Snaps of her home look cosy and homely decorated with colourful soft furnishings, she certainly doesn’t shy away from a pop of colour.

Emma’s Instagram feed , which has over 169k followers, is filled with picturesque nature shots of landscapes, trees and animals around her humble abode.

It’s clear from her posts that she lives a very family-orientated life with her boys and their adorable black fluffy dog.

Emma has an adorable black fluffy pooch
(Image: Instagram)

Her Instagram bio reads: “Full time practitioner of kindness, happy in nature with my boys and the odd tree picture.”

Emma balances her home life and motherhood with her successful acting career.

She once told OK!, following her maternity leave, that: “I was trying to learn my lines yesterday and Albert was really grabbing everything! It was so messy.

“But I have managed to balance it – I don’t know how!”

When she’s not acting or taking care of her family, Emma is passionate about helping others and regularly is involved in charity work.

She once took part in a 40 mile walk in aid of Lancashire Women’s Centres, she also often talks about important topics such as mental health and regularly encourages her following to be kind.

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