Whereas she could also be a favorite on ITV cleaning soap Emmerdale, Rebecca Sarker is in for fairly the change to her day job this week as she takes half in new sports activities problem present The Video games. West Yorkshire’s best is considered one of 12 celebrities participating within the present, which can see them battle it out throughout 9 Olympic sports activities in per week of dwell competitors.
The 47-year-old, who was born in Halifax, has undergone weeks of intensive coaching in preparation for the present, which can see her swim, run, swing and cycle her approach in direction of potential glory. She’s going to face off towards the likes of Love Island stars Olivia Attwood and Wes Nelson, Coronation Road actor Colson Smith and The Needed’s Max George within the model new present, which is being hosted by Holly Willoughby and Freddie Flintoff.
Every episode will function dwell protection of every occasion and present footage of the celebrities’ coaching. Because the chief board takes form with every night time, the collection will culminate in an exhilarating ultimate showdown by which one male champion and one feminine champion might be topped.
Having starred in numerous soaps, Rebecca is a well-recognized face to many viewers – however the place have you ever seen her earlier than, and what’s her life like outdoors of tv? Right here’s every thing you should know forward of her first look on The Video games.
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The place have you ever seen Rebecca earlier than?
Whereas she is now starring in Emmerdale, cleaning soap followers may even recognise Rebecca because the actress who performed Nita Desai in Coronation Road. In her first appearing function, she starred alongside her now Emmerdale co-star Chris Bisson, who performed her on-screen sibling Vikram Desai.
After leaving the cobbles behind after a 12 months in Weatherfield, she went on to make numerous appearances in different soaps, together with Docs and EastEnders. She additionally performed numerous small roles in Holby Metropolis, whereas she branched into comedy as a part of the solid of Twenty Twelve earlier than hitting the massive display with a small half in 2012’s John Carter.
She joined Emmerdale in 2018, taking part in Dr Manpreet Sharma, the love curiosity and later spouse of villager Rishi Sharma. Her character has simply been on the centre of an enormous storyline involving her serial killer sister Meena Jutla. Viewers have seen Manpreet wrestle to maneuver previous her sister’s crimes and endure with panic assaults within the run as much as the trial, at which she was the star witness.
Is Rebecca married?
A really non-public particular person, the actress has saved tight-lipped concerning the identification of her associate. Whereas the 47-year-old is reportedly married, many additional particulars of her relationship are unknown.
Nonetheless, she not too long ago shared particulars of her household life and confirmed that she has two teenage sons. In a current interview, she stated: “I must set the file straight. I’ve two sons! My youngest is 10 and loves the truth that his older brother, now 15, isn’t talked about and my eldest at all times desires me to remind everybody that I’ve bought two boys.”
Forward of showing on The Video games, Rebecca stated her youngsters “would most likely by no means forgive me if I didn’t participate”. She added that she was “honoured and stunned” to be requested to participate and that the present was “a possibility to be taught new abilities and new disciplines, improve my health and problem myself.”
Does Rebecca have social media?
Whereas being a personal particular person, the actress does have an Instagram and a Twitter account, by which she sometimes updates her followers. Forward of her look on The Video games, she shared an image together with her 33,000 followers of her enjoyable and recovering from an damage seemingly sustained in coaching.
“Bit bruised and battered right now,” she wrote. “Ice on the ankle, warmth on the again, fear on my thoughts. Not lengthy to go.”