James Hooton, the actor who plays Sam Dingle on popular soap Emmerdale, has revealed that he and fiancee Nancy Lucas are expecting their second child!
In the latest issue of OK Magazine, Hooton revealed the 2 year struggle he and Nancy endured in trying to conceive, and says they had just begun the fertility treatment process when Nancy fell pregnant.
The couple, who got engaged in 2010, are already parents to 8 year old daughter, Lily.
Hooton has been playing the role of the dim-witted Sam Dingle since 1995 and is without doubt one of the best-known soap stars in Britain however he is so notoriously private that quite a lot of Emmerdale fans were shocked by how intelligent and well-spoken he came across during a recent TV interview. Some fans even admitted they had never seen him out of character.
His interview with OK Magazine is on the shelves this week.