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Universal praise for Zoe Henry's 'utterly incredible' performance in Emmerdale

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Zoe Henry has earned plaudits for her devastating performance as a woman suffering rape in marriage in Emmerdale

Emmerdale star Zoe Henry has been lauded for her performance as a rape survivor in the ITV soap.

The actress plays Rhona Goskirk and appeared in a tense episode on Tuesday showing her escape new husband Pierce Harris (Jonathan Wrather), who had raped her on their wedding day.

A barefooted Rhona fled to a police station and attempted to explain what had happened to police, before breaking down in front of nurses.

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Zoe was praised by her co-stars for her emotional performance.

Isabel Hodgins, who plays Victoria Sugden in the soap, said Zoe was 'utterly incredible', a sentiment shared by Laura Norton.

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Charley Webb, who stars as Debbie Dingle, called on fans to vote for Zoe as the best actress at the Soap Awards.

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Viewers joined in on the chorus of compliments, while the creators of the episode were also praised.

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Following the episode, the soap’s Twitter account shared advice for those affected by the issues raised.