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Charlotte Tutton

Who is Nicky in Emmerdale and who plays him? Actor and Caleb twist exposed

Emmerdale's Nicky has had viewers guessing over what he was hiding for months - but who plays him and what does the actor think about his character?

Ever since Nicky arrived in December and showed an interest in Gabby Thomas, fans were convinced he may have a secret identity.

Now, the truth has finally been confirmed and he is linked to a famous village family, while he's also using poor Gabby.

It was revealed in a recent episode that Nicky is the secret son of Caleb Miligan, and that they have teamed up to take down Kim Tate.

The reason? Caleb is the secret son of Frank Tate, and now he and Nicky are back for what 'they are owed'. Here's all you need to know about Nicky and the actor who plays him...

Nicky in Emmerdale has certainly left fans convinced a twist is on the way (ITV)

Who is Nicky in Emmerdale?

Nicky is a new character on the ITV soap, who debuted in December after interviewing to be the Home Farm nanny.

He got the job and moved into Home Farm, with him since enjoying a romance with Gabby Thomas.

Nicky revealed part of his backstory, claiming his mother died when he was a teenager and his father struggled to cope.

He revealed he was left to raise his five younger siblings as a result. Now, it's been confirmed this is all a lie and that Nicky's mother is alive.

Nicky is the son of Caleb Miligan, and the grandson of former character Frank Tate.

Who is Nicky actor Lewis Cope?

Lewis Cope has played Nicky on Emmerdale since 2022 (ITV)

Lewis Cope has played Nicky on Emmerdale since 2022. His other TV credentials include Doctors, ITV's Vera and more.

Speaking about what's ahead for his character, Lewis recently said: "Yeah, he seems to have a huge interest in Gabby. He's got his reasons why he wants to be with her which will all come out eventually."

On whether his character was hiding something, he went on: "I think Nicky has got a lot going on, and maybe with it being a soap there is more."

On the fan theories over Nicky having a secret identity, and possibly being linked to another character, he added: "The fan theories have been great.

"It has been nice to see how other people view the situation and the character, and just the madness of what people come up with has been fun."

Emmerdale airs weeknights at 7:30pm on ITV1 and ITVX, with an hour-long episode on Thursdays.

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