Inside Emmerdale star Katherine Dow Blyton’s life away from playing vicar Harriet Finch

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Katherine Dow Blyton has played vicar Harriet Finch on Emmerdale since 2013 and has had us all hooked ever since, especially within the context of the vicar’s somewhat murky past.

But aside from stirring the pot in the not-so-sleepy Yorkshire Dales, what is the star’s life like in real life?

Here is what you need to know…

Who is Katherine Dow Blyton?

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Katherine is a 55-year-old actress who has had a great career on both the stage and in television.

The brunette beauty's career had humble origins, as she began by working in a greengrocers and was paid £5 per day.

She was also part of the Hollyoaks between 2001 and 2005 playing Sally Hunter, a secondary school science teacher.

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But being Harriet Finch isn’t actually even her first role on Emmerdale. She previously played an unnamed doctor on the show.

The star has also appeared in Coronation Street, well, sort of…

Back in August 2010 she acted in a hit stage production based on the history of the ITV show, called Corrie.

It was made to celebrate the 50th anniversary of life on the cobbles, and was premiered in Salford.

Who is Katherine Dow Blyton dating and who is her family?

Although Katherine is very guarded when it comes to her private life, she has dropped hints on social media that she is in a relationship.

She often shares snaps of her dog Dexter to Twitter and recently implied she had an other half by snaring a snap of a mystery man washing the pooch.

She captioned it: “Even Dexter, with a little help, is following the guidelines #washyourpaws …or get your dad to do it x”

Katherine also has a very famous relative, the children’s author Enid Bylton.

Talking on This Morning, she explained to host Eamonn Holmes: “Enid Blyton was a cousin of my grandpa’s”.

Where does Katherine Dow Bylton live?

Katherine actually lives in London and commutes to film Emmerdale.

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During the lockdown she told Woman’s Own: “Despite everything, being back at home in London for so long was quite a novelty.

“It’s the longest I’ve been home for seven years, which was nice.”

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