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Emily Atack remembers running around Sir Paul McCartney’s house in her nappy as a child

Emily Atack has opened up on her childhood and revealed she used to spend her time running around Sir Paul McCartney’s house in her nappy.

The actress, 31, who is best known for starring in The Inbetweeners, is related to Sir Paul and has previously spoken about their family connection before.

Emily is set to appear on The Jonathan Ross Show on Christmas Eve, and speaking about the legendary star, she explained the Sir Paul, who is famed for being in The Beatles, is cousins with her grandma.

‘He’s my grandma’s first cousin. To me, he’s a third cousin or something like that,’ she said, before joking: ‘I’m pretty sure he doesn’t go around bragging that he’s my cousin.’

Emily continued: ‘He was very close to my grandma. He was present in my childhood. He’s a family man, he’s wonderful.’

Sharing an insight into her growing up, she added: ‘I remember running around in my nappy in his house.’

Emily opened up on her childhood with Sir Paul (Picture: ITV/Rex)

Emily also revealed her family’s Christmas traditions and credited her uncle, Robert Dawes, for being a ‘real thespian’.

‘He goes round the table, we all get a heart-warming speech, all of us. We sound like the Von Trapp family, but pissed,’ she teased. ‘We get these lovely speeches each, then we all start crying and hugging.’

She stars on the programme with Bradley Walsh, former Our Girl star Michelle Keegan, Sir Mo Farah, Jess Glynne and comedian Kevin Bridges.

Emily’s grandma is cousins with Sir Paul (Picture: Rex)

Emily’s TV appearance comes after she was recently seen opening up on what it was like to be ‘typecast’ following her time on The Inbetweeners as Charlotte Hinchcliffe.

She claimed that prior to appearing on I’m A Celebrity in 2018, roles ‘dried up’ for her and it left her feeling a little ‘lost in life’.

‘I’d been typecast as a blonde girl next door type. I was getting a bit older, things were getting a bit lower down. Those roles stopped coming in,’ she revealed on new podcast My Life in TV.

‘I couldn’t play the sexy school girls anymore, the femme fatale sexy girl with stockings on, who seduces the male lead. It all dried up for me.’

Emily explained: ‘In this industry it’s east to take things personally. I had no money and I was all heartbroken from a relationship, I was a bit lost in life. I felt I wasn’t getting the jobs I should have been getting… I really just hit a wall with everything.’

The Jonathan Ross Christmas Show airs Thursday December 24 at 10pm on ITV.

 


Credit: Original article published here.

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