Emmerdale fans STUNNED to spot THIS CBeebies star in last night's episode


Not a lot gets past Emmerdale fans, and last night they spotted a familiar face from children's TV on the soap...

Eagle-eyed Emmerdale fans have spotted a familiar face on the soap as actress Katrina Bryan temporarily swapped CBeebies for the Dales as she appeared in a guest role as Dawn Taylor's social worker, Eloise.

Fans didn't take long to work out where they had seen the Emmerdale newcomer before, realising that she is better known for playing Nina in kids TV show Nina and the Neurons.

Katrina Bryan as social worker Eloise in Emmerdale

CBeebies actress Katrina Bryan appeared in Emmerdale last night as Dawn's social worker, Eloise (Picture: ITV)

She also stars as Alice from Molly and Mack and has appeared in the CBeebies pantomime, Thumbelina.

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Viewers took to social media to share their excitement at spotting the unexpected face...

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CBeebies also Tweeted about Katrina's guest spot on Emmerdale, confirming that she had escaped from the world of children's TV, but joked that she wouldn't be missing from CBeebies for long...

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The actress also sent a message to her fans on social media about her stint on the soap, telling everyone that she loved her time on Emmerdale and that the cast were all really friendly...

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Katrina appeared as social worker Eloise last night to tell Dawn Taylor that she has a good chance of getting her son, Lucas, back if everything continues the way it is.

But of course there was drama to follow when Eloise had left her visit with Dawn, only for the church thief to be unmasked as Dawn's dad, Will Taylor.

Dawn and Lucas with Katrina Bryan as social worker Eloise in Emmerdale

Dawn was excited about the thought of having her son back at home with her (Picture: ITV)

Will stole all the valuables from the church earlier this week to sell on and make money for the church roof repairs.

But his attempts to save Harriet Finch's job and save the church were misguided and likely to land him back in prison.

Harriet was fuming when she found out that Will was responsible... but this also means heartache for Dawn. If social services find out that her support network isn't reliable, then her application to bring Lucas home will fall apart.

Dawn and Lucas with Katrina Bryan as social worker Eloise in Emmerdale

Is Will's church theft going to jeopardise Dawn's chances of getting Lucas back? (Picture: ITV)

Will Harriet tell the police about Will's crimes and risk Dawn's chances of getting her son back?

It seems we haven't seen the last of Eloise as actress Katrina has revealed she was filming with the soap again yesterday, so it sounds like Dawn's fight for her boy is far from over.

Emmerdale airs weeknights at 7pm on ITV, with an extra episode at 8pm on Thursdays.

Claire Crick
Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch

Claire is Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch and has been a journalist for over 15 years, writing about everything from soaps and TV to beauty, entertainment, and even the Royal Family. After starting her career at a soap magazine, she ended up staying for 13 years, and over that time she’s pulled pints in the Rovers Return, sung karaoke in the Emmerdale village hall, taken a stroll around Albert Square, and visited Summer Bay Surf Club in sunny Australia. 

After learning some tricks of the trade at websites Digital Spy, Entertainment Daily, and Woman & Home, Claire landed a role at What’s On TV and whattowatch.com writing about all things TV and film, with a particular love for Aussie soaps, Strictly Come Dancing and Bake Off

She’s interviewed everyone from June Brown — AKA Dot Cotton — to Michelle Keegan, swapped cooking tips with baking legend Mary Berry backstage at the NTAs, and danced the night away with soap stars at countless awards bashes. There’s not a lot she doesn’t know about soaps and TV and can be very handy when a soapy question comes up in a pub quiz! 

As well as all things soap-related, Claire also loves running, spa breaks, days out with her kids, and getting lost in a good book.