Sunday 27 November 2022 05:29 PM Emmerdale's Ash Palmisciano opens up on the searing grief of losing his mother trends now

Sunday 27 November 2022 05:29 PM Emmerdale's Ash Palmisciano opens up on the searing grief of losing his mother trends now
Sunday 27 November 2022 05:29 PM Emmerdale's Ash Palmisciano opens up on the searing grief of losing his mother trends now

Sunday 27 November 2022 05:29 PM Emmerdale's Ash Palmisciano opens up on the searing grief of losing his mother trends now

'It's been a terrible year': Emmerdale’s first transgender actor Ash Palmisciano reflects on the searing grief of losing his mother after a long-term battle with rheumatoid arthritis If you have been affected by anything in this article, call the Samaritans UK for free on 116 123

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Groundbreaking Emmerdale star Ash Palmisciano has reflected on the the uphill battle he faced in coming to terms with his mother's death earlier this year. 

Ash, 32 - the soap's first transgender actor - lost his mother Michelle at the age of 60 in May following a long-term battle with rheumatoid arthritis.

Speaking to The Mirror, the star said he feels fortunate to have had parents who showered him and his younger sister with love, and insists he wasn't prepared for the avalanche of grief that followed her passing. 

Devastated: Groundbreaking Emmerdale star Ash Palmisciano has reflected on the the uphill battle he faced in coming to terms with his mother's death earlier this year

Devastated: Groundbreaking Emmerdale star Ash Palmisciano has reflected on the the uphill battle he faced in coming to terms with his mother's death earlier this year 

He said: ‘Mum was a true inspiration to us all. Not only was she an amazing mum to my sister Sophie and me, she was also such a fantastic wife and nanna too.

‘Grief is such a beast that is uncontrollable, and you are not prepped for it. We don’t talk about loss and it’s something we will all face in our lives. It’s been a terrible year and I am finding it hard.’ 

He also touched on how his transgender Emmerdale character, Matty Barton, has been having a rough time on the soap after discovering he has been betrayed by his mother, Moira,

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