Fans are shocked to spot Emmerdale’s Joe Tate starring in Netflix hit Bridgerton

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Bridgerton is the show we’ve all been bingeing on.

The period drama is full of scandal, love and betrayal, and we just cannot avert our gaze.

But there is one thing that only the most beady-eyed viewers among us may have noticed, which is that Emmerdale star Ned Porteous frequently pops up on screen.

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Yep, the actor that played Joe Tate in the Yorkshire Dales from 2017 to 2018, has been spotted in 19th century costume.

The 26 year old, who also featured in EastEnders as Mark Fowler back in 2016, plays the handsome Lord Wetherby.

Fan fans were shocked to spot him in the Netflix series, and took to Twitter to express their surprise.


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While another added: "I KNEW I recognised Lord Wetherby!! @NedPorteous I see u #bridgertonnetflix".

However, Ned is not the only Bridgerton cast member to have soap connections.

Phoebe Dynevor, who stars Daphne Bridgerton, is the daughter of Sally Dynevor, who is known for her role as Sally Webster on Coronation Street.

Her father Tim is a screenwriter, so it seems dramatics run in the family.

In an interview with Glamour, she revealed: "The Bridgerton family are a really, super-tight-knit family and I have the same thing at home.

“I’m really close to my parents and my family—they have shaped me every way they could; they've been such an amazing support system."

Despite being so young, Phoebe already seems to be somewhat of a British TV veteran, having starred in acclaimed series Waterloo Road as Siobhan Mailey at just 14.

She has also featured in Prisoners’ Wives and Dickensian among others.

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However, although she is experienced there was one aspect of Bridgerton that she initially found challenging.

She told Town & Country: "I was really nervous about the dancing, because I've always told myself that I’m not a dancer, so I started to believe it.

"We had this incredible choreographer called Jack Murphy, and we had six weeks of rehearsals before filming began.

“It really helped the chemistry between Regé and me because we had to learn to dance together, and that very much informed our acting relationship."

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