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Emmerdale's Chris Bisson tells of car dash so daughter could be born in hospital

Published 11/01/2016

Chris Bisson and his partner Rowena Finn have a new baby daughter Ella Rose
Chris Bisson and his partner Rowena Finn have a new baby daughter Ella Rose

Emmerdale star Chris Bisson and his partner feared their daughter would be born in the car as they made a dramatic dash to get to the hospital.

Bisson, who plays Jai Sharma in the ITV soap, has told how he and partner Rowena Finn welcomed their daughter Ella Rose just seven minutes after arriving at the hospital.

He told Hello! magazine: "Just like a scene from a film, there was this cinematic race to the hospital. She was born seven minutes later (after our arrival) after one puff of gas and air."

The couple have a three-year-old son, Harry, and welcomed daughter Ella Rose on December 8 last year.

Finn said: " I was terrified. I really believed I was going to give birth in the car. If it had been rush hour, we wouldn't have made it."

Forty-year-old Bisson said while he enjoys playing a "baddie" in Emmerdale, since becoming a father he has found certain storylines challenging.

He said: " I enjoy playing a baddie but since becoming a father I find some baby-related storylines challenging.

"When Harry was born, the plot revolved around a baby in intensive care. I've been filming another harrowing story that hasn't been revealed yet. It makes me realise how lucky I am."

:: Read the full interview in HELLO! out now

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