It appears that 12.30pm is a special time of day for The Mad Butcher, Sir Peter Leitch.

Ben Freeman, who plays Scott Windsor, has leave of absence from Emmerdale to enable him to fight the legal proceedings he is facing in Barbados. He will also stand down from all other public engagements.

The 26 year old actor was charged with raping a woman while holidaying in Barbados.

Linda Lusardi (The Bill, Brookside) will join the cast of Emmerdale to play Carrie Nicholls. Carrie will turn up to Tom King’s funeral and reveal she’s the mother of his secret teenage daughter called Scarlet. And yes, she wants his money too.

Linda starts filming scenes in January.

Ben Freeman (26), who plays Scott Windsor on Emmerdale, has been charged with the alleged rape of a British 16 year old girl while on holiday in Barbados.

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