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Emmerdale's Isobel Steele on real emotions filming Liv and Aaron clash

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Emmerdale spoilers follow.

Emmerdale's Liv Flaherty has been battling alcohol addiction for a while now, and every time it seems as though she has turned a corner, drama unfolds that draws her back to the solace of a bottle.

Recent events have seen Liv give in to temptation after her brother Aaron Dingle (Danny Miller) found out that she had given his boyfriend Ben Tucker (Simon Lennon) a bad reference, causing him to lose out on a new job. When Aaron and Ben discover her in a drunken state, his usual disposition to help her disappears and this time Liv is left feeling both ashamed of her actions and worried that she has pushed her brother away for good.

Opening up on the heartbreaking scene, Isobel Steele, who plays the troubled youngster, revealed that both she and Miller were struggling to hold back tears as they felt so emotionally invested in the charged moment between the siblings.

Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

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"It's hard to see Danny so genuinely upset when he taps into that emotion," Steele declared to Inside Soap. "When you have a real-life relationship like we do, where we love each other, it's quite difficult and sometimes your emotion can be a bit too much for the scene. It's a very vulnerable moment. But we end up more pleased with our performances when it looks as though we are trying to hold back the tears, rather than turning them on for the camera."

Reflecting on the change in Liv's character over the last few years as her battle with alcohol has grown, Steele acknowledges that the troubled teen has become a shell of her former self.

"When you compare Liv from four years ago with today, she still had her issues but she was brighter, chirpier and kinder. All those traits have faded away with the alcohol and she's become a shell of her former self. I think Liv's starting to realise that she's not a very nice person right now."

Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

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Despite Liv's desperate at present, Steele believes that there is light at the end of the tunnel and hopes that her character will come through it in the end as a positive reflection for audience's who are experiencing teen alcohol abuse in their own families.

"If it stays bleak forever that gives out the message that this never ends, and that's not true. Some drinkers do come through alcoholism and become better people. I know the audience is rooting for Liv to be her old self again, and I am too!"

Emmerdale airs on weeknights at 7pm on ITV, with an extra episode at 8pm on Thursdays.

Read more Emmerdale spoilers on our dedicated homepage.

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