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Sammy Winward joins Prey

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Sammy Winward joins Prey

Sammy Winward is to star in the second series of ITV drama 'Prey'.

The former 'Emmerdale' star has landed her first acting role since leaving the soap in February and will take on the part of Emma, the heavily daughter of prison officer David Murdoch - played by fellow new cast member Philip Glenister.

Sammy will appear alongside Rosie Caveliero who is reprising her role in the three-part series as DS Susan Reinhardt.

Also joining the cast of 'Prey' is 'Game of Thrones' actor Ralph Ineson, 'Misfits' star Nathan Stewart-Jarrett and 'Ripper Street' actress Myanna Buring.

Sammy played Katie Sugden in 'Emmerdale' for nearly 14 years but was killed off after deciding the time was right for her to move on.

Speaking about her exit, the blonde beauty said: "I've loved every second of playing Katie, but no one becomes an actor to play just one role, so now it's time for me to move on".

The second series of 'Prey' is currently in the middle of filming and will air on ITV later this year.