EMMERDALE’S Charley Webb looks almost unrecognisable as a 1970s cop while filming for a gruesome new crime drama.
The former soap star, who played Debbie Dingle in the ITV soap between 2002 and 2021, has landed herself a new role.
Charley will play a policewoman in the new drama about the Yorkshire Ripper called The Long Shadow.
The actress was recently spotted filming for the show in Leeds.
Charley looked worlds apart from her former alter-ego Debbie in a smart police uniform.
The likes of Downton Abbey and Corrie star Katherine Kenny will also star in the show as Peter Sutcliffe’s second victim Emily Jack.
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Peter Sutcliffe‘s heinous crimes made him one of the UK’s most notorious serial killers.
The sick Yorkshire man was infamous for murdering multiple women through the late 1970s into the early 1980s.
This is Charley’s first role since quitting Emmerdale in December last year.
It came after her husband and co-star Matthew Wolfenden, 41, was caught up in a racism bullying row on set.
A source told us at the time: “Charley is closing the door on Emmerdale for good and won’t be going back.
“After she gave birth to her third child with Matthew in 2019 she returned briefly before taking some time out again.
“The past few months have given her time to think about the future and it is one that doesn’t involve Emmerdale.
Debbie’s storylines included becoming a mum at 15 and having a disastrous relationship with triple killer Cameron Murray.
Charley and Matthew met in 2006 on set of Emmerdale.
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The pair got married in 2018.
They share three kids – Buster, Bowie and Ace.