George Sampson teases Emmerdale debut: "My first day was manic"

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Britain's Got Talent winner George Sampson will soon be making his soap debut on Emmerdale.

George will make a guest appearance in the ITV soap for four episodes at the end of this month and now details about his role have been teased.

George Sampson at the Celebrity Gala of In the Night Garden Live held at the O2 London - 31 May 2014.

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George will play Ryan and will be involved with Aaron Livesy's storyline, but the exact link is all being kept very hush hush.

George told The Metro: "Ryan is a lads' lad. He's a local guy who just wants to intervene in people's business. Where he can get what he wants in a certain situation, he will do so.

"We're keeping everything else quiet for now, but people can probably try to use their imaginations."

George said that although it had been "really easy to work with the cast", he admitted he was nervous on his first day on set.

"My first day at Emmerdale was manic because this is nothing like I've ever done before," he continued. "There are four different filming units and people working here, there and everywhere. I got all of these different scripts and call sheets through the post, but I had no idea what was going on so I panicked a bit! But I made sense of it eventually."

George rose to fame at the age of 14 winning the second series of Britain's Got Talent in 2008.

His previous acting credits include playing Kyle Stack in Waterloo Road and a minor role in Casualty, as well as starring Jack and the Beanstalk musical.

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