Ashley Thomas (John Middleton) is soon to find love when he meets Carole played by Ex-'Coronation Street' actress Tracy Brabin.
Hesitant Ashley is reluctant to introduce Carole to his friends but Vicar Harriet (Katherine Dow Blyton) soon stirs things up by texting Carole from Ashley's phone. Soon Carole is in the village but Harriet's meddling backfires when things go well for Ashley and Carole and Harriet realises she is jealous.
Tracy Brabin said of the role "It is a total delight to be playing Carole back in my home town of Leeds. She's funny and sexy with a dark secret. Ever since I played Trisha in 'Coronation Street', it's been a personal and professional ambition to work with the wonderful actors and writers of 'Emmerdale'. I hope the public take to Carole as much as I have."
Tracy will first appear on Wednesday 23 July.