Downton star Siobhan Finneran joins Cold Feet

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Happy Valley and The Loch star Siobhan Finneran is joining the cast of Cold Feet as a new love interest for David

Siobhan Finneran is joining the cast of Cold Feet. The actress, who was most recently seen in The Loch, will appear in the new, forthcoming series of the ITV comedy drama as glamorous Cheshire housewife Nikki Kirkbright.

Nikki meets David, played by Robert Bathurst, through his work as a personal financier. David is looking for new romance after his ex-wife Karen (Hermione Norris) turned down his proposal in the last series and now a spark develops between him and Nikki.

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David soon discovers that Nikki’s husband George, played by Hustle’s Robert Glenister, has something to hide. However, Nikki also has a scheme up her sleeve, as she wants to flee from George and is keen to use David to help her escape.

"I'm incredibly happy to be involved in Cold Feet as I've always been a fan. It's an absolute joy to be part of such an iconic series. Working with Robert and the rest of the cast has been a great pleasure," said Siobhan, who is best known for her roles in Benidorm, Downton Abbey and Happy Valley.

The new series, which returns to ITV next month also sees Friday Night Dinner’s Paul Ritter join the cast as Benjamin, Karen’s aggravating new business partner at her fledgling publishing company.

Caren Clark

Caren has been a journalist specializing in TV for almost two decades and is a Senior Features Writer for TV Times, TV & Satellite Week and What’s On TV magazines and she also writes for What to Watch.

Over the years, she has spent many a day in a muddy field or an on-set catering bus chatting to numerous stars on location including the likes of Olivia Colman, David Tennant, Suranne Jones, Jamie Dornan, Dame Judi Dench and Sir Derek Jacobi as well as Hollywood actors such as Glenn Close and Kiefer Sutherland.

Caren will happily sit down and watch any kind of telly (well, maybe not sci-fi!), but she particularly loves period dramas like Call the Midwife, Downton Abbey and The Crown and she’s also a big fan of juicy crime thrillers from Line of Duty to Poirot.

In her spare time, Caren enjoys going to the cinema and theatre or curling up with a good book.