Emmerdale’s Joe-Warren Plant goes Instagram official with new girlfriend

The 19-year-old actor, who plays Jacob Gallagher on the hit ITV soap, shared a selfie to his Instagram story on Tuesday (February 1) of the duo looking loved up. He shared the gorgeous snap with a sparkle and a red heart emoji, suggesting things could be getting serious for the twosome.

His new relationship comes after his split from his long-term ex, Nicole Hadlow, who he split with in 2020.

Joe has been on Emmerdale for over a decade now, after he joined the show in August 2010. Since then, the star has had his fair share of dramatic storylines on the soap.

The only break the young actor has taken from the ITV show was to take part in Dancing on Ice in 2020.

Unfortunately, Joe and his partner Vanessa Bauer tested positive for coronavirus and had to drop out of the ice skating competition in the fourth week.

Yet, the TV star admitted he couldn’t have been happier about returning to the village in June 2021 after eight months away.

“I’m absolutely over the moon to be finally back on set!” he previously told Insertions.us. “It’s been eight months since I left the show to start my training for Dancing on Ice and it feels like it’s gone on forever.

“It’s hands down the longest I’ve been away from the village, but I’m pleased to be back now.”

Emmerdale airs on weeknights at 7pm on ITV, with an extra episode at 8pm on Thursdays.