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Emmerdale's Claire King, 58, reveals she's glad she no longer does sex scenes


‘I’ll leave that to the youngsters!’ Emmerdale’s Claire King, 58, reveals she’s glad social distancing has put a stop to onscreen intimacy as she’s too old for sex scenes

During her earlier years in the Dales, her feisty character was well known for her steamy bedroom romps, especially with former lover Dave Glover (Ian Kelsey). 

However, Emmerdale star Claire King, 58, has revealed she’s glad that the social distancing restrictions amid the pandemic have put a halt to onscreen intimacy as she feels she’s too old for sex scenes.

In a new interview, the Kim Tate actress has told that she’ll happily surrender the ‘snoggy scenes’ to her younger co-stars as she declared: ”ll leave that to the youngsters nowadays’. 

Pleased: Emmerdale star Claire King, 58, has revealed she's glad that the social distancing restrictions amid the pandemic have put a halt to onscreen intimacy as she feels she's too old for sex scenes

Pleased: Emmerdale star Claire King, 58, has revealed she’s glad that the social distancing restrictions amid the pandemic have put a halt to onscreen intimacy as she feels she’s too old for sex scenes

Claire’s character Kim recently struck up a romance with Will Taylor in the village, but any scenes of the couple getting physically close will not be seen as all the actors have to stay two-metres apart to meet regulations.

And Claire admitted that she’s relieved that she won’t have to film raunchy scenes as she did back in the day.

She told OK! magazine: ‘The lack of on-screen intimacy is down to coronavirus and social distancing, as we are filming with the two-metre rule. But I must say, I’m kind of happy at my age not having to do bedroom scenes and snoggy scenes, you know what I mean? 

Bedroom action: During her earlier years in the Dales, her feisty character was well known for her steamy bedroom romps, especially with former lover Dave Glover (Ian Kelsey) (pictured in 1996)

Bedroom action: During her earlier years in the Dales, her feisty character was well known for her steamy bedroom romps, especially with former lover Dave Glover (Ian Kelsey) (pictured in 1996)

I’ll leave that to the youngsters nowadays. I think people want to see young people doing it, not older people, if I judge it by Twitter or anything like that!  

‘It’s just nice working with good professional people who you get on with and can have a bit of a banter with. I think I’ve kind of moved on from all that now.’

Meanwhile, Claire told how she’s still in touch with Ian Kelsey, who played Kim’s now deceased lover Dave Glover, with the actor often joking that he could return to the soap as his character’s twin brother.

No thanks: In a new interview, the Kim Tate actress has told that she'll happily surrender the 'snoggy scenes' to her younger co-stars as she declared: ''ll leave that to the youngsters nowadays'

No thanks: In a new interview, the Kim Tate actress has told that she’ll happily surrender the ‘snoggy scenes’ to her younger co-stars as she declared: ”ll leave that to the youngsters nowadays’

Happy: 'I must say, I¿m kind of happy at my age not having to do bedroom scenes and snoggy scenes, you know what I mean?' (pictured in 1997)

Happy: ‘I must say, I’m kind of happy at my age not having to do bedroom scenes and snoggy scenes, you know what I mean?’ (pictured in 1997)

And remarking on the fact that soap characters can come back from the dead, like her character did over 20 years ago, she joked: ‘anything can happen in soap!’ 

Kim’s list of male conquests proves to be a long one, with her first husband Frank Tate throwing her out after discovering she’d been having an affair with stockbroker Neil Kincaid.

The pair remarried before ending things again when she once again cheated with farmhand Dave Glover, but she eventually got revenge by faking her own death and watching Frank succumb to a heart attack.

The way she was: 'I think people want to see young people doing it, not older people, if I judge it by Twitter or anything like that!' (pictured in 1995)

The way she was: ‘I think people want to see young people doing it, not older people, if I judge it by Twitter or anything like that!’ (pictured in 1995)

Kim’s second husband Steve Marchant was thrown behind bars after she framed him theft, while her third husband Graham Foster was murdered last year.

Elsewhere, as Emmerdale returned to filming earlier this year following the halting of filming due to the pandemic, Claire told how she had to wait to get back on set as soap bosses didn’t want to ‘risk it’ due to her rheumatoid arthritis.

The actress told how she was physically ‘able to go back’, but producers wanted to be cautious as she was in a high risk category, with Clair adding it was ‘frustrating’ having to wait.  

Emmerdale continues weekdays from 7pm on ITV. 

'Frustrating': Claire told how she had to wait to get back on set as soap bosses didn't want to 'risk it' due to her rheumatoid arthritis

‘Frustrating’: Claire told how she had to wait to get back on set as soap bosses didn’t want to ‘risk it’ due to her rheumatoid arthritis

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