Gaynor Faye got whiplash while filming 'Emmerdale' car crash stunt

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Gaynor Faye attends the National Television Awards held at The O2 Arena on January 22, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Joe Maher/WireImage)

Emmerdale actress Gaynor Faye has revealed she gave herself “a bit of whiplash” while filming a vehicular stunt for the show – despite the fact she wasn’t behind the wheel for the crash.

The 47-year-old said she thinks “there’s nothing worse than a bad stunt” and was keen to make the accident look as real as possible.

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Faye’s character, Megan Macey, will be involved in a smash in the village in scenes due to air as part of an upcoming storyline.

Megan crashes her car while driving with her daughter, Eliza, and sending a text message to her partner, Frank.

Faye told The Sun that filming the crash was “fine” for her, as she let a stunt performer execute the accident, but it was in shooting the aftermath that she managed to hurt herself.

Gaynor Faye attending the British Soap Awards 2018 held at The Hackney Empire, London. (Credit: Matt Crossick/PA Wire)

She added: “I just had to sit in front of a green screen and kind of go through the motions of the crash. I still gave myself a bit of whiplash though.

“I always just go for it because I always think there’s nothing worse than a bad stunt, or it looking like they haven’t actually hit something.”

She stated she “would’ve loved” to perform the stunt herself, but said she was needed for additional scenes afterwards.

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Faye first joined the ITV soap in February 2012, having previously spent several years on Coronation Street during the 1990s.

She was also the winner of the inaugural series of Dancing On Ice in 2006, with professional skater Daniel Whiston.