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Emmerdale star Lewis Cope reveals real-life friendship with Rosie Bentham

Emmerdale star Lewis Cope has revealed his real-life friendship with co-star Rosie Bentham.

Talking to Inside Soap, Lewis admitted that Rosie is probably his closest friend on the cast because they worked together every day for his first six months on the soap.

Starring as Nicky Miligan, Lewis' character was once engaged to Rosie's character Gabby Thomas as part of his dad Caleb's plot against Kim Tate.

Nicky was tasked with tricking Gabby into marrying him though he eventually came clean to Gabby after got cold feet and it was revealed that he had a boyfriend the whole time.

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When asked who he gets on best with on set, Lewis said: "I'd probably say Rosie Bentham, because from the beginning and for my first six months we've basically been working together every day."

Despite their history, Lewis said he has high hopes that Nicky and Gabby will eventually become friends, saying: "I think they do get on. The problem is, the circumstances and the manipulation.

"I think it would take a lot for her to forgive Nicky. He's tried the whole excuse of, 'It wasn't me, it was my dad. I was forced' – but she wasn't buying that at all. Maybe Nicky would have to rescue her from drowning or something."

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Speaking of friends on set, Lewis had some kind words to share about his co-star Will Ash who stars as his on-screen dad Caleb.

"Will's been absolutely brilliant from the beginning," said Lewis. "He's a proper mate. He's always there with a smile on his face. He's super helpful and he cares so much.

"We work really well together and he's great if you have a question about the scene or you're trying to figure something out. He's just a very nice man."

Emmerdale airs on weeknights at 7.30pm on ITV1, and streams on ITVX.

Read more Emmerdale spoilers on our dedicated homepage

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