Who is Beth Cordingly and when will she join Emmerdale? | The Sun

EMMERDALE is known for bringing in actors from other soaps, much to viewers' delight.

So fans were thrilled when The Sun exclusively revealed that former The Bill star Beth Conrdingly had joined the long-running ITV series.

Who is Beth Cordingly and what TV shows has she been in?

Born on October 25, 1976, in Brighton, Beth Cordingly is an actress best known for starring in The Bill.

Fans will remember she played PC Kerry Young in the long-running show from 2002 to 2004.

Away from The Bill, Beth has also starred in two Charlie Brooker shows.

She played Veronica in his zombie series Dead Set, and also featured in his sketch show, How TV Ruined Your Life with Kevin Eldon.

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The talented star also starred in Secret Diary of a Call Girl alongside Billie Piper, and even had a stint on EastEnders.

When will Beth Cordingly join Emmerdale and who will she play?

On December 6, 2023, The Sun exclusively revealed how Beth had signed up to star in Emmerdale – and her character is set to cause chaos in the Dales,

The actress plays Caleb Miligan’s estranged wife Ruby Fox-Miligan.

A source told The Sun: “Ruby is going to prove more than a match for her husband Caleb as she arrives in the village.

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“The village won’t know what’s hit it as Ruby arrives determined to protect her family at all costs.

“Even Kim Tate may have met her match this time.”

Actress Beth said: “I’m delighted to be joining the cast of Emmerdale, it’s an enormous privilege and Ruby is a dream role. 

“She’s a firecracker and a trouble-maker and I think people will love her or hate her, and I can’t wait to get stuck in with this fabulous cast.”

Producer Kate Brooks added: “Ruby is an absolute force of nature who sweeps through the village with scores to settle. 

“Fiercely loyal to her family, Ruby will do anything and everything to protect her loved ones. 

“Her relationship with Caleb is infused with intense passion that manifests itself as the ultimate volatile relationship. 

“Ruby is a character who pulls no punches and always makes an impression.

"We're delighted to welcome Beth to the show and we're sure she'll make a wonderful addition to the village.”

Emmerdale boss Laura Shaw previously teased: "We’ve heard mention of Nicky’s mum and Caleb’s wife and we’ve just heard little bits from Caleb where’s he’s kind of said it’s all over between them and there’s nothing going on – but is that really true?

"In the new year we will see Ruby bursting onto our screens.

"She’s going to be an absolute firecracker. She’s going to put a real spanner into the Dingles.

"Is her and Caleb’s relationship really as over as he’s made out?"

Is Beth Cordingly married and does she have children?

Beth is married to stage director Adam Speers, who she wed in 2011.

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Together they have one daughter, who was born in 2013.

Prior to her marriage, Beth was in a relationship with Neighbours hunk Daniel MacPherson, who was also her The Bill co-star at the time.


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