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Emily Atack

Season 6

Since the days of playing Charlotte Hinchcliffe on the Inbetweeners, Emily Atack’s career has gone on to become a multi-pronged success – ranging from presenter roles, to Disney films, stand up comedy, and a much loved appearance on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! Talking with Tom and Fran, she explains the work she’s put in to move past the “flirty” typecast without compromising her own love of fun. Plus, how wise words from directors and the likes of Bill Nighy have helped shape her mindset moving forward.

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