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Dec 29, 2022

CALEB Milligan actor Will Ash revealed surprising real-life link to Jeff Hordley and soap star relative.

The actor, 45, made his Emmerdale debut on Christmas Day as the long lost brother of Cain and Chas Dingle.

The Dingle family just got bigger with the arrival of Caleb Milligan – a successful businessman.

It was revealed on Christmas day that Cain kept his existence from the rest of the Dingle family a secret for decades.

The family finds out Caleb was born in prison while Faith was serving a sentence.

In a flashback scene, viewers saw how young Caleb and young Cain meet as well as how they started to form a relationship.

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But where have you seen the actor Will Ash before?

Will has appeared as Christopher Mead in Waterloo Road and Steve Robinson in Clocking Off.

Other credits include Doctor Who, Heartbeat, Casualty and Where the Heart Is, Shameless, Children's Ward, Soldier Soldier, Scott & Bailey, Inspector George Gently, Vera, Father Brown, Moving On and Silent Witness.

Will comes from a talented family as his second cousin is fellow actor Peter Ash who starred in Coronation Street, Hollyoaks and Footballers Wives.

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Peter is currently playing Paul Foreman in rival ITV soap Coronation Street.

He was first on-screen in 2018 as David Platt's cellmate and then viewers soon learned he was the estranged twin brother of Gemma Winter.

Peter won 2020 National Television Award for Best Newcomer.

Will and Cain Dingle actor Jeff Hordley, 52, are childhood friends as well as on-screen brothers.

He revealed that Jeff is a big part of why he accepted the Emmerdale role.

Will told the press: "I knew that I’d be working a lot with Jeff. That was a massive draw. Not to put anything down but it is work and it is nice to be working.

"A lot of the time you spend out of work as an actor. You spend a lot of time, as an actor, out of work so to do what I like doing every single day is amazing really. The main thing though was working with Jeff and the scripts are amazing.”

Jeff said: “The character (Caleb) is written so well and he’s got a charm which Will brings across really beautifully.”

Emmerdale airs weekdays on ITV1.

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