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Who plays Emmerdale's Nicky? As soap fans predict sinister twist for character

Emmerdale newcomer Nicky has had viewers baffled by his agenda since he arrived in the village back in December.

The newbie has shown a keen interest in fan favourite Gabby Thomas, but viewers are convinced there is something more than meets the eye with the mysterious character, with some even suggesting he could have a secret identity.

Nicky seemed to appear out of nowhere and as far as we are aware he doesn't have a surname, which has led fans to believe there is more to his arrival than we currently know.

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The character revealed that his mother died when he was a teenager and his father struggled to cope, leaving him to care for five younger siblings, which has led to questions over his true identity.

Some fans think he is working with Thomas King and his plan is to target Kim Tate to reclaim Home Farm, whilst other theories include a possible relation to Caleb Miligan or even a link to Joe and Jamie Tate.

In upcoming scenes Nicky will propose to Gabby and it is expected all will become clear as it will finally be revealed who he really is and what he's really up to.

But who plays dodgy newcomer Nicky and how much do we know about his life away from the cameras?

Who plays Emmerdale newcomer Nicky?

Emmerdale's Nicky is played by actor Lewis Lewis Cope, the actor joined the ITV soap in December 2022. Viewers may recognise Lewis from his earlier TV appearances including Doctors and ITV's Vera.

In a recent interview speaking about what's to come for Nicky, 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.

Addressing the rumours that there is more than meets the eye with his character, Lewis added: "I think Nicky has got a lot going on, and maybe with it being a soap there is more. 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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