01/12/2014 08:06 GMT | Updated 01/12/2014 08:59 GMT

Claire King 'Forgives' Former 'Emmerdale' Co-Star Samantha Giles, For Sleeping With Her Ex-Husband While They Were Still Married

Claire King has revealed that she’s forgiven her former ‘Emmerdale’ co-star for sleeping with her husband.

The soap actress was married to the actor who played her on-screen stepson, Peter Amory, for nine years, but split up in 2003, following reports he had been unfaithful with fellow ‘Emmerdale’ star, Samantha Giles.

Claire and Peter, in character, in 1999

Despite admitting that she “wasn’t so forgiving in the beginning”, Kim says that she’s since reconciled with Samantha, with the two making up at ‘Emmerdale’ veteran Richard Thorpe’s funeral last year.

Claire King

After prematurely leaving the ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ house for health reasons this summer, Claire has since taken on a new acting role in ‘Coronation Street’, where she’ll be playing Erika, an old friend of Liz McDonald’s.

It was recently announced that Claire’s time in ‘Corrie’ had already been extended, before a single episode has even aired.

Catch her in action from 15 December.

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