Emmerdale star Joe-Warren Plant, 17, cosies up to older girlfriend Nicole ...

Emmerdale star Joe-Warren Plant has been seen cosying up to girlfriend Nicole Hadlow in a resurfaced snap, as they posed in a hot tub when he was just 15.

The soap star - who turned 17 on Friday - could be seen beaming as he cuddled up to the model, now 22, for the Instagram post from June 2017.

It comes after Joe - who plays Jacob Gallagher on Emmerdale - gave fans an inside look at his romance with Nicole, who he has been dating for 18 months.

Happy: Emmerdale star Joe-Warren Plant has been seen cosying up to girlfriend Nicole Hadlow in a resurfaced snap, as they posed in a hot tub when he was just 15

Nicole donned a stylish gold bikini as she relaxed in the hot tub with Joe, for a snap where they were also joined by her brother Branson.

The couple's romance was first revealed on Thursday thanks to slew of snaps that Joe posted to Instagram.

The actor hasn't held back in documenting his romance with Nicole with Instagram snaps, and the couple recently enjoyed a glamorous black tie occasion together.

And over the summer the couple also enjoyed a romantic holiday in Mexico, which Joe happily documented on social media.

Loved-up: The soap star - who turned 17 on Friday - has been dating Nicole, 22, for round 18 months

Loved-up: The soap star - who turned 17 on Friday - has been dating Nicole, 22, for round 18 months

Beaming: The soap star - who plays Jacob Gallagher - is no stranger to a social media snap or two with his model girlfriend, who he has been dating for around 18 months

Beaming: The soap star - who plays Jacob Gallagher - is no stranger to a social media snap or two with his model girlfriend, who he has been dating for around 18 months

Back in August, Joe and Nicole celebrated their one-year anniversary during the sunny Mexican break, and the actor didn't hold back in expressing his love for the brunette .

He wrote: '1 Year Today. I look forward to making even more memories with you right by my side. I love you.'

Nicole is a regular feature on Joe's Instagram, as the couple also dress up for plenty of fun-filled parties.

Happy: Back in August, Joe and Nicole celebrated their one-year anniversary with a sunny break in Mexico

Happy: Back in August, Joe and Nicole celebrated their one-year anniversary with a sunny break in Mexico

Out and about: Nicole - who works as a model - is a regular feature on Joe's Instagram, as the couple enjoy plenty of fun-filled outings together

Out and about: Nicole - who works as a

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