Lucy Pargeter

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Lucy Pargeter
Born (1977-03-01) 1 March 1977 (age 44)
Nottingham, England
OccupationActress
Years active1995–present
Known for Crossroads
Emmerdale
Children3

Lucy Kate Pargeter (born 1 March 1977) is an English actress, known for her roles as Helen Raven in Crossroads (2002–2003) and Chas Dingle in Emmerdale (2002–present). She also finished third in the 13th series of the ITV reality show I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! in 2013. For her role in Emmerdale, she won the 2019 British Soap Award for Best Actress.

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Early life

Pargeter was born in Nottingham. She trained at the Central Junior Television Workshop and New College, Nottingham. She was a member of the band Paperdolls, which toured with Boyzone in the 1990s and took part in Stars in Their Eyes as Emma Bunton.

Career

She has appeared in Soldier Soldier , Dalziel and Pascoe , and played the role of Brenda in the film Anita and Me . However, it is for her roles as Helen Raven in Crossroads (2002–2003) and Chas Dingle, whom she currently plays in the long-running soap Emmerdale (2002–present), that she is best known. In January 2006, she appeared in the reality singing competition Soapstar Superstar and finished in third place. In 2007, the Irish channel TV3 hosted the TV Now magazine awards, in which Pargeter and fellow Emmerdale actor Tom Lister won Best Couple for their portrayal of Chas and Carl. In 2011, she appeared on a celebrity edition of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? , with her Emmerdale co-star Danny Miller.

In November 2013, Pargeter entered the thirteenth series of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! , where she finished in third place. [1] In December 2018 she appeared in a celebrity edition of The Chase , and won £5,000 for her selected charity, “Safe at Last”.

In June 2019, Pargeter won the Best Actress award at The British Soap Awards; she was also nominated for Best Female Dramatic Performance and Best On-Screen Partnership, alongside Dominic Brunt. [2]

Personal life

Pargeter has three daughters with her former partner, Rudi Coleano. She took maternity leave from Emmerdale in 2005 to have her first child, and another in 2017 to have twins. [3] Coleano and Pargeter split up in 2019. [4]

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References

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  4. Earp, Catherine (7 June 2019). "Emmerdale star Lucy Pargeter announces split from her long-term partner". Digital Spy. Retrieved 7 June 2019.