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Louisa Clein: 'S**t happens’ Emmerdale star takes mind off Maya Stepney story on night out

Emmerdale star Louisa Clein, 40, took to her Instagram account to share a snap with her 10,300 followers of a sign which displayed the phrase “s**t happens”. The actress captioned the post: “S**t happens. But not tonight. Gorgeous night celebrating everything that is the wonderful @fionawade1 (good use of emojis right?!).” The soap regular appeared to be out for the evening to celebrate her fellow co-star Fiona Wade’s (Priya Sharma) birthday. Fans responded to the cheeky post, as one person commented: “My life motto.”

Another person replied: “I say this daily,” followed by crying-faced emojis.

While a third person quipped: “Certainly does in Emmerdale.”

Louisa shared another snap from the birthday celebrations which included the birthday girl, alongside fellow stars Sandra Marvin (Jessie Dingle), Andrew Scarborough (Graham Foster), Natalie Jamieson (Amy Wyatt) and Jonny McPherson (Liam Cavanagh).

The four pals beamed for the sweet snap, with her notably absent from the picture but it was captioned: “Party time! @fionawade1 @sandramarvinuk @a_scarborough_ @natalieannjamieson #jonnymcphearson.”

Fans bombarded the comment section as many referred to the cast as “squad goals”, with one person saying: “You all look so different, so relaxed from the Dales! Love it partying the night away in the city I guess? Have a good one.”

Another person replied: “Hope you all had an amazing time!!”

While a third person said: “@louisaclein what a beautiful woman #squadgoals.”

Meanwhile, Louisa’s character has been embroiled in a grooming storyline which has shocked ITV viewers so far, but it appears the plot is set to escalate even further.

Emmerdale’s Maya will be looking to take advantage of Jacob Gallager (Joe-Warren Plant) in upcoming episodes when the schoolteacher is left alone with the young schoolboy after his step-dad David Metcalfe (Matthew Wolfenden), who is also her boyfriend, gets ready to leave the village, according to Digital Spy.

Earlier this month, the storyline took an unexpected twist as Maya engaged in sexual activity with 16-year-old Jacob at a hotel.

The pair have so far managed to keep their affair a secret thus far.

Elsewhere, Matthew Wolfenden has addressed the controversial storyline and viewers’ reactions to grooming and sexual abuse.

In an interview with New! magazine, he said: “There’s been a lot of positive response, but there’s been a lot of negative too. But the negative says what we’re doing, we’re doing well.”

“People are saying, ‘It’s horrible, I can’t watch!’ That’s exactly my point – it’s supposed to be uncomfortable and this happens in real life!”

Matthew also pointed out: “If we do get some positive feedback then, I think it’s a good thing.”

Emmerdale airs weeknights at 7pm on ITV.


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