On playing such a character during the coronavirus pandemic, she added: “You kind of just want to have a laugh really!
“You finish and go home, you read the scripts and it’s all crying and you are just desperate to have a laugh, especially during these times – you want to go to the pub with your mates and laugh, if only that were possible!
“It’s good to play, I suppose it’s a drama isn’t it and it’s great to have a big storyline. But I watch back earlier episodes – when I was younger, thinner and had a smile on my face, Harriet used to have quite a laugh. Back in the day!”
Emmerdale continues tomorrow at 7pm on ITV.