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Emmerdale fans baffled by April's age following unrecognisable transformation

Emmerdale fans have been left perplexed after recent scenes saw young April Windsor glam up in an unrecognisable transformation that has left viewers questioning her age.

The youngster looked completely different after she was encouraged by Naomi to show some 'freedom of expression', however, the move landed April in a spot of bother when she was sent home from school for breaking the rules. The following day April rebelled against her parents, Marlon and Rhona, when she headed to school again with a full face of make-up including a bold blue eyeshadow, Daily Star reports.

The youngster, who also appeared to be wearing mascara, hit out at her family for treating her like she was "10". And it seems to have confused fans, as many of which, despite April attending the local secondary school, were under the impression she was still around that age.

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But, actually, April was born in 2009, which makes her 13 years old. It didn't take long before Twitter was flooded with comments from Emmerdale fans as they shared their thoughts on the topic. One fan wrote: "I realise teenagers have to grow up on Emmerdale, but please stop this April's feistiness. It's giving me the jitters!"

A second added: "April looks much prettier without eyeshadow. And she looks 10!", while agreed: "April - I thought you WERE ten!"

"Go on April - dye your hair green!" another fan cheekily encouraged – though Marlon was busy giving Naomi a grilling in the pub for getting his daughter in trouble with school. Other fans were busy critiquing Rhona and Marlon's parenting style, as one pointed out: "Rhona, if you don't let April put a little make up on in front of you, she'll put twice as much on behind your back."

"Naomi should stop interfering with Marlon & Rhona's parenting. Let's face it, she couldn't say no & was involved with a thuggish girl gang, so butt out. April will find her own way in life," someone else said.

In real life, April is played by Amelia Flanagan, who is a year older than her character – currently aged 14. Amelia has some very famous siblings, as her sister Isabella is known for her role as Hope Stape in rival soap Coronation Street, while her brother William plays Joseph Brown in the same show.

Isabella and Amelia went up against each other at the Inside Soap Awards last year, with Isabella eventually winning out in the Best Young Performer category. Amelia won the same accolade back in 2014, as well as scooping a British Soap Award and two other Inside Soap Awards.

As ever, we'll continue to bring you the big Emmerdale news about what is happening in the village. You can visit our Emmerdale homepage to find the latest gossip about the soap and its stars.

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