Alexander Lincoln joins Emmerdale
9 April 2019 - 10:00 AM

Alexander Lincoln joins Emmerdale

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Alexander Lincoln has joined "Emmerdale" as Kim Tate's son.

The 25-year-old actor will star as Jamie Tate in the ITV soap, a character who was last seen on screens as a toddler in January 1999, but the trainee vet will be left "shocked" when he is reunited with his mother - played by Claire King - after being offered a job in the vets.

Alexander said: "Jamie is shocked. He doesn't expect to see Kim at all, as he thinks she's still in prison. Under the circumstances, it's pure shock and a bit of frustration as he wanted to start a new life.

"Admittedly that was back in the village, but he wanted to stay away from Kim's ways."

While Jamie isn't so sure about coming face-to-face with Kim, Alexander has praised Claire for being a "massive help" during his early days on the soap.

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He said: "Claire is lovely and the "Emmerdale" team are so wonderful. It's such a welcoming environment to come into. I was told at my induction that everyone is really nice and I was like, "Everyone says that." But genuinely, everyone is so lovely.

"To come into the family, you're welcomed straight away and Claire has been a massive help, holding my hand the whole way through."

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Alexander admits he was particularly "nervous" during his "Emmerdale" call back, because he had been shooting a film until 1am the night before, and has thanked Claire for "walking [him] through" the process.

He added to Digital Spy: "At the time of auditioning for this, I was filming an LGBT rugby film.

"I got the call back for "Emmerdale" and I had been filming until 1am the night before, so I was knackered. I was like, "Oh, I'm out of my depth already."

"I didn't know my lines at all, I had my script with me and I was sweating away, nervous. I owe it to Claire for walking me through and ["Emmerdale" director] Tim O'Mara, who directed the audition scene."

Claire recently reprised her role as Kim after her week-long cameo last year, and she admitted soap work is much harder nowadays than it was during her first stint on the show from 1989 to 1999.

She said: "The process has changed so much. It's a whirl, pretty intense.

"The hardest jobs in this business are pantomime and soap. It's the slog, the grind, the day-in, day-out, learning so many lines, so many scenes."

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