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Emma Harrison was hailed as ‘the new Kimberley Davies’, but she just hasn’t made the grade – and now she’s found herself out of a job…

When Emma Harrison joined the cast of Neighbours in April 1995, soap fans predicted that she would succeed Kimberley Davies as Ramsay Street’s number one sexpot. Two years later, Emma is out of a job and rumoured to be sad and bitter about her time on the show. Her acting ability is under fire and some fellow cast members are apparently pleased to see the back of her.

“There have been problems right from the beginning,” says an insider. “Emma is a lovely girl, but she hasn’t developed the way everyone hoped.” Around this time last year, Neighbours producers apparently made the decision to axe her character and Emma left the show for several weeks. But they soon reconsidered and she was offered a new contract. At the time, the entire affair was ‘covered up’ with the explanation that Emma was changing agents and negotiations had broken down.

According to one senior cast member, Emma’s departure has been on the cards for some time and not everyone is all that sad to say goodbye. “Emma is not the easiest person to work with,” they say. “She has trouble learning lines and it affects everyone else. She’s simply not an actress.”

Emma’s future is now uncertain. Australia’s TV Week reported that she was ‘philosophical’ about her future, and others say she is planning to spend time with her family in Surfer’s Paradise. As Inside Soap revealed a few issues ago, she has also signed with London’s Elite modelling agency, so a return to the catwalk could be a logical move.

This article originally appeared in Inside Soap magazine dated March 1997

Article submitted by Steve


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