Nicola's probably best known for her roles as Mandy in EastEnders and Janine in Bad Girls.
She's going to be playing a character in Emmerdale called Danielle, who Eli Dingle knows from a long time ago.
'There's more to Danielle than meets the eye,' Nicola told whatsontv.co.uk. ''I'm really looking forward to starting filming and I think viewers can expect some interesting encounters as we explore the relationship between Danielle and Eli.'
We can't wait! We reckon Danielle's going to give Eli a run for his money - he's not going to know what's hit him...
Where to next?
Mitchell family moments - watch EastEnders clips here
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