Published On: Wed, May 16th, 2018

Emmerdale cast: Amy Walsh admits it’s ‘great’ making viewers cry amid ‘broken’ Tracy plot | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

The actress, who first appeared in Emmerdale as then-Tracey Shankley in 2014, has claimed she doesn’t want the character to reunite with estranged husband David (played by Matthew Wolfenden) just yet.

The 31-year-old has said she likes playing a “broken” version of her Dales’ dweller, which has seemingly got a reaction from those watching at home.

Amy – the sister of Girls Aloud’s Kimberley Walsh – even went as far to say she wants tears from fans.

The soap regular commented: “I enjoy playing the broken side of Tracy, so part of me wants her to go into self-destruct again.”

She continued: “I enjoy being moved by someone’s performance on TV, so I love trying to do that for viewers.

“It’s really great getting a tweet saying, ‘You made me cry!’” during an interview with What’s On TV.

The issues first arose when Tracy found out David was cheating on her with his former fiancee Leyla Harding (Roxy Shahidi).

Amy added: “It would be interesting to see her be single for a bit and see what that brings.”

It comes just days after it emerged that Emmerdale was facing an investigation over its recent prostitution storyline with Tracy, amid serious concerns the ITV soap has broken various watershed rules.

Viewers will remember the village favourite Tracy undergoing a harrowing experience at the hands of her stalker Phil earlier this year.

According to the investigative authority, fans objected to scenes in one particular episode “containing sexual themes around the storyline of Tracy being paid as a sex worker”.

The episode aired at 7pm on February 21, and led to seven complaints.

The most shocking moment saw Tracy construct a plan to get her own back and pretended to meet his wishes to sleep with him for a second time.

She then handcuffed the half-naked handyman to a hotel bed and took a series of incriminating pictures with threats to send them to his wife.

An Ofcom spokerspon said: “Content that is unsuitable for children and offensive language must not be broadcast before the watershed.

“We are investigating whether this programme broke our rules on sexual material and offensive language being shown before the watershed.”

As well as the handcuffing, the episode also featured scenes of Tracy asking Phil to strip off his clothes and the stalker even began to unbutton Tracy’s white shirt.

Amy’s first ever TV role came back in 1995 when she appeared in short Past Memoirs as Emily.

Since then she has only starred in Hollyoaks Later before turning her attentions to Emmerdale.

However, she has popped up in the likes of The Big Quiz and The Abba Christmas Party.

Emmerdale continues tonight at 7pm on ITV.

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