Emmerdale viewers recognise newcomer Connor from his soap past

Joe Anderton
·2-min read

From Digital Spy

Emmerdale spoilers follow.

Emmerdale's Paul Ashdale is currently being blackmailed by newcomer Connor, who is threatening to reveal the former's gambling habits if he doesn't get the money he is after.

Ever since Connor arrived in the Dales he's been somewhat of a familiar face with soap fans, as it turns out that actor Danny Cunningham has appeared in multiple soaps and soapy dramas.

On some of those shows, he's actually played multiple characters.

Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

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Viewers may remember that he played Jimmy Skyes, the brother of the adulterous Linda Baldwin, in Coronation Street at the turn of the millennium.

According to the actor's IMDb page, he's also been in Casualty as two different characters (Alistair Murrell and a man called Steve), Holby City as Ellis Morgan and Tom Woodley, The Bill as three different characters (Graham Dunn, Craig Dixon and Andy O'Neill), and Waterloo Road as Cameron Jessop.

Going back even further to the 1990s, he also had a big role in Soldier Soldier and was in quite a few episodes of Grange Hill.

Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

Back to his current role, this week will see Paul come clean about his gambling to Mandy Dingle, who promptly kicks him out in retaliation, although he won't mention his violence towards Vinny.

Connor will also return, and make good on his threatening comments...

Emmerdale airs weeknights at 7pm on ITV.

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