The model new 12 months brings a model new life into Emmerdale as Victoria Barton (Isabel Hodgins) affords supply to a toddler boy on the first day of 2020.

It’s bittersweet for Vic, who couldn’t have kids with infertile ex-husband Adam Barton, then fell pregnant after being raped by Lee Posner who she met on a night out once more in April.

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Deciding to proceed with the being pregnant, Victoria’s ordeal led to the life imprisonment of defending massive brother Robert Sugden who beat Lee to dying in a revenge assault.

On New Yr’s Eve, the carefully pregnant chef is strolling home after a celebration as fireworks signal the tip of 2019 – when the clock strikes midnight her waters break in the midst of the village!

“Yes, that was an interesting filming day!” laughs Hodgens, chatting with HEARALPUBLICIST. “There was a funnel strapped to me with a tube occurring my once more to make it look sensible when her waters broke.

“I said to the cameraman, ‘Let’s just never talk about this again…!”

Victoria ends up having her son in hospital on New Yr’s Day, with supportive step-mum Diane Sugden by her aspect.

“Any day working with Liz [Estensen, aka Diane] is a ray of sunshine and we got through it together,” smiles the actress. “It’s nice that Diane is there to support her, she’s been amazing to Victoria all year.”

Any fears the brand new youngster could possibly be a reminder of her sexual assault are allayed as rapidly as Vic holds her son for the first time, in a scene optimistic to melt all viewers’ hearts in what has been a fairly darkish cleansing cleaning soap Christmas full of gloom and doom.

“Her worries just melt away,” says Hodgens. “She looks at the baby and it’s love at first sight. She just wants to be the best mum she can be. Going forward she’ll be finding her feet and getting on with life as a mummy.”

That’ll be less complicated acknowledged than carried out with Lee’s mum Wendy now dwelling inside the village, branding Victoria a liar and insisting her lifeless son did nothing unsuitable, nonetheless nonetheless hoping to play a component in her new grandchild’s life.

Plus, Lee’s brother Luke, who Vic struck up a flirty friendship with sooner than realising his hyperlink to her rapist, can be her new neighbour…

“That situation is very difficult,” suggestions Hodgens. “Luke might very nicely be a love curiosity nonetheless he’s acquired masses to maintain because of his mum says one issue, and Victoria says one different.

“I think after everything my character’s been through she wants a friend. If that turns into something else it would be nice, but who knows? She certainly deserves a happy ending.”

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