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Emmerdale confirms Kate Brooks’ replacement as new producer announced

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Since April, Sophie Roper has been producing the soap opera in place of Brooks.

An announcement has been made regarding the new producer for Emmerdale, following the earlier this year revealed revelation that Kate Brooks, the show’s producer, will be switching to Coronation Street.

With immediate effect, Sophie Roper has been appointed to the position. She will collaborate with Laura Shaw, another producer. She has been in the post since April and will be creatively in charge of Emmerdale’s production, casting, and storyline.

Iain MacLeod released a statement saying, “Sophie is a real talent and has a natural eye for a big, bold story so she is the perfect person to maintain Emmerdale’s tradition of challenging, exciting narratives.” MacLeod was promoted to Executive Producer for Continuing Drama at ITV earlier this year, with oversight across both Coronation Street and Emmerdale.

“I am thrilled that she has made the well-deserved step up into her new role and with her as a more senior part of the very talented team in Leeds, viewers will be in for an engrossing, exhilarating and emotional ride.”

“As a lifelong soap fan, I feel privileged to be part of such an iconic and well-loved program and I’m thrilled to be taking the show forward as Producer, alongside an incredibly talented and dedicated team,” stated Roper in a statement. Roper was previously Emmerdale’s story producer.

“Emmerdale truly is a special place both on and offscreen and as we embark on this next chapter, I look forward to bringing more bold and ground breaking drama to the Dales.”

Roper has contributed to the development of several Emmerdale storylines thus far, such as Pierce’s coercive control over Rhona, Maya Stepney’s teenage grooming of Jacob, Charity’s flashback episode, Faith Dingle’s cancer storyline, and Meena Jutla’s arrival in the Village and her murderous rampage.

Emmerdale recently celebrated its 10,000th episode by announcing its involvement in an ambitious nature project run by The University of Leeds.

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