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Amy Walsh reveals surprise at Charley and Matthew’s wedding

Emmerdale’s Amy Walsh revealed her shock at finding out her co-stars Charley Webb and Matthew Wolfenden were getting married [ITV]

Emmerdale star Amy Walsh revealed the stunning moment she and her co-stars found out about Charley Webb and Matthew Wolfenden’s surprise wedding.

The couple, who play Debbie Dingle and David Metcalfe respectively, started dating after meeting on the set of the ITV soap back in 2007, and have since had two children, Buster, 7, and Bowie, 2. 

Keeping the whole ceremony under wraps, the acting duo decided not even to tell their guests that they were about to be wed, instead pretending they were attending to celebrate Charley’s 30th birthday. 

The pair’s one hundred guests were only let in on the surprise when they arrived at Ripley Castle, in Harrogate, and discovered that a wedding was taking place instead.

The Emmerdale couple shocked their friends and family with a surprise wedding [OK! magazine]

Emmerdale’s Amy Walsh told viewers about the moment she discovered the surprise wedding [ITV]

And speaking about the shock moment on Lorraine, Amy – who plays Matthew’s on-screen wife Tracy Metcalfe – revealed just how shock she and her fellow guests were. 

She told the host: “What a nice surprise! We thought it was Charley’s 30th, we were all just stood there having drinks and then they made this announcement and were like ‘yeah, we’re about to get married in the room next door’ and we were like ‘aaaah!’

“So yeah, it was a brilliant night, it was a really really wonderful night.” 

Speaking about seeing the wedding pictures exclusively in OK! Magazine, Amy went on to reveal about just how close she and her Emmerdale co-stars are.

Charley Webb and Matthew Wolfenden used the pretence of Charley’s 30th birthday to hide their surprise wedding [Getty]

She explained: “I was just looking at the magazine the wedding was in this morning and literally every single cast member on that page we wee like…I just love everyone on that page, it’s mental!”

Speaking exclusively to OK! Magazine about her big day, Charley said: “That moment when we announced what we were doing and seeing everybody’s reaction is the best moment of my life”.

“This way we got to do it totally the way we wanted – it wasn’t traditional, we didn’t have a sit-down meal and there weren’t loads of speeches.

“Someone once told me their friend had a surprise wedding and it stuck in my mind.”

Amy Walsh plays Matthew’s onscreen wife Tracy Metcalfe – with their relationship set to be tested by her shock past [ITV]

Meanwhile, Amy’s character is set for some serious drama as creepy Phil threatens to expose her seedy past to her husband David – but will she persuade him to keep quiet?

Emmerdale continues weekdays at 7pm on ITV. 


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