Emmerdale's Claire King admits it's 'daunting' reprising her role as Kim Tate

Emmerdale's Claire King has revealed she found it 'daunting' reprising her role as Kim Tate after 19 years away from the soap.

Speaking to The Mirror, the 55-year-old actress said that despite her fears, it felt like 'coming home' as she made a sensational return to the Dales that made her a star.

Kim's return will send shock-waves through the village when it plays out on-screen next week, and jaw-dropping scenes could see her life hanging in the balance after she is pushed down the stairs at a masquerade ball. 

Scary: Emmerdale's Claire King has revealed she found it 'daunting' reprising her role as Kim Tate after 19 years away from the soap

Scary: Emmerdale's Claire King has revealed she found it 'daunting' reprising her role as Kim Tate after 19 years away from the soap

Speaking about her return, Claire admitted it was a challenge keeping the news hidden from much of her friends and family.

She said: 'It was top secret. I told my mum and dad and my partner. But my name was secret on call sheets and scripts. I had to park round the back so fans at the front couldn't see me. ­Everybody kept it really quiet.'

'I'm a Yorkshire lass anyway so it is like coming home. And the house hasn't changed a bit.

'I have been surprised at the reaction. But it is also daunting being up there in the middle of it, the centre of attention.'

She's back! Speaking to The Mirror , the 55-year-old actress said that despite her fears, it felt like 'coming home' as she made a sensational return to the Dales that made her a star

She's back! Speaking to The Mirror , the

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