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Emma Atkins won't let son become actor

Emma Atkins won't let son become actor

Emma Atkins doesn't want her son to become an actor.

The 'Emmerdale' star - who is known for playing mischievous businesswoman Charity Dingle in the long-running soap - has already banned her 13-month-old son Albert from following in her footsteps and having a career in TV as she'd rather he set his sights higher and became a doctor or a spaceman.

Asked if she would allow Albert to become an actor when he's older, she said: "No! Absolutely no way, he's not doing it. Doctor, spaceman - but not an actor!"

But it seems Albert has already started settling into the TV life as Emma has been taking the tot to work with her.

She explained: "He's come into work a few times - he's been in the make-up room, and all the girls just go crazy for him because he's such a cutie!"

Meanwhile, the 41-year-old actress has just returned to work following a year off on maternity leave and has admitted she has only just found her motherhood-career balance.

She told Inside Soap magazine: "I think everything needs a balance: life, work, everything - and now I've got that balance. And I've had such a luxurious amount of time off."