Emmerdale Nicky stars life – famous girlfriend, family and David Beckham link

Emmerdale's Nicky Milligan (Lewis Cope) finds himself on the wrong side of Cain Dingle (Jeff Hordley) this week.

In upcoming scenes, Nicky picks the garage lock and once inside manically searches for the Audi keys but is shocked to see stone-faced Cain standing behind him.

They exchange words and Cain retaliates with a punch to the stomach.

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Nicky reels over in pain, glancing up at Caleb Milligan (William Ash) who refuses to intervene.

Furious, Nicky snatches a spanner from the side but Cain instinctively throws a hard punch into Nicky’s face.

In the Woolpack beer garden, Caleb’s fuming as Nicky admits he wanted to steal the car. Caleb curtly reminds Nicky to stay in his lane as Nicky seethes with resentment.

As Nicky takes a beating from Cain, Daily Star takes a look at Nicky actor Lewis Cope's life away from Emmerdale village.

Emmerdale debut

Lewis made his debut as male nanny Nicky in December 2022 and has since become embroiled in a huge storyline.

He took a keen interest in Gabby Thomas (Rosie Bentham) after securing the job of looking after her son Thomas Tate and quickly started a secret romance with her.

However, It has since been revealed that he's the grandson of Frank Tate and is working with his dad Caleb to take down Kim Tate (Claire King).

Huge family

The actor is one of 14 children and has 13 nieces and nephews.

His brothers Adam, Danny and Peter have won the Northern area title as professional fighters but Lewis chose a different career.

Aged 11, he appeared in Billy Elliot: The Musical in London's West End.

After a year, Lewis moved back home and joined the street dance group Ruff Diamond, who were runners-up in Sky’s Got To Dance in 2013.

At 18, Lewis went to drama school and he has appeared in Vera, Doctors and Hetty Feather.

David Beckham connection

A few years ago, Lewis caught David Beckham's attention and was asked to appear in an advert for his fragrance, Bold Instinct.

He previously told the Mirror: "I'm from a family of 14. Most of my brothers are boxers, but I chose to dance.

"David used my story to encourage people to be themselves. We spent a day filming and he interviewed me; he was such a nice guy."

Stunning girlfriend

Soap newcomer Lewis in a relationship with actress Rachelle Lopez, who he has been dating for around six years.

The pair are often posting loved-up snaps together on Instagram.

Rachel is also in the acting world as well as being a professional Pilates instructor.

Gushing in a post in December Lewis wrote alongside a photo of them: “Six years of Dublin at Christmas with you. Wouldn’t have it any other way."

Lavish lifestyle

When he's not jet-setting around the globe with Rachelle, Lewis can be spotted sipping on champagne at celeb hotspots across London.

He also seems to enjoy a night out at Soho House and eating meals at Sushisamba.

Lewis is not one to shy away from the camera and has shared a number of topless photos showing off his toned physique as he poses on the beach.

Last summer, while in Greece, he shared a snap as he soaked up the sun and wrote the caption: "I hope this summer never ends."

Emmerdale airs weeknights on ITV1 and ITVBe at 7.30pm

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