Adele Silva on chances of Emmerdale return as she shares intimate secrets behind playing man-eating Kelly


EX-EMMERDALE star Adele Silva has revealed she’d love to return to the soap as man-eater Kelly Windsor.

The 41-year-old actress played Kelly on and off for 19 years between 1993 and 2011 and was at the heart of a string of saucy storylines.

Adele Silva would love a return to Emmerdale

She caught the eye of many of the village’s men

The glamour model romped with Ethan Blake, Jimmy King and Rodney Blackstock – and even had an affair with her on-screen step-brother Scott, played by Ben Freeman.

While the naughty scenes are too grown-up for her daughter Sienna, seven, to watch, Adele wouldn’t hesitate to return to the Dales.

In an exclusive interview with the Sun, she said: “I’d definitely go back if they asked me. Obviously Kelly’s son is there and she’s not seen him for years.

“Then there’s little April. You can imagine Marlon’s face if her auntie Kelly turned up. He’d be horrified.”

Kelly left her son Elliot with his dad Jimmy, played by Nick Miles, when she left in 2011 and her niece April is also in the village.

Adele continued: “Mandy was Kelly’s best friend and there’s the history she has with Kim Tate. I just love Kim, you always know she’s going to be at the heart of an incredible storyline.

“She pushed me down the stairs when I was pregnant with her stepson Chris Tate’s baby and I had a miscarriage. I was so lucky with the storylines they kept giving me.

“My little girl is a bit older now. She’s happy and settled, it’s been great spending time at home with her being a mum. That’s the thing about working on a soap like Emmerdale.

“It’s so full on. You’re up early, work late and then have to learn your lines for the next day.”

Adele was part of a controversial plot in the 90s that saw schoolgirl Kelly have a steamy affair with teacher Tom Bainbridge.

The pair ran off together, before Kelly returned to her family after catching him in bed with another pupil.

Adele said: “I had my first sex scene when I was 16. It was on a sofa with my teacher. I wasn’t very experienced in that department, but I didn’t think much of it at the time.

“It’s not like it is nowadays, with intimacy coordinators.

“But you knew when you were doing a kissing scene were would be no tongues. It wasn’t like a proper kiss.

“I remember thinking, ‘This is such a big storyline’, and then that was it, something was unleashed in Kelly — she got her taste for the men in the village.”

Emmerdale’s 50th anniversary show airs this Sunday on ITV at 7pm with an hour-long special.

The actress had a barnyard romp

Adele with daughter Sienna