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‘Emmerdale’ brothers Max Parker and Kris Mochrie confirm they’re in a relationship

The former on-screen siblings have opened up about their budding romance for the first time.

By Will Stroude

Emmerdale stars Max Parker and Kris Mochrie have publicly confirmed they’re in a relationship for the first time.

The actors, who appeared in the ITV soap as brothers Lee and Luke Posner, first sparked rumours they were romantically entangled after sharing some rather couple-y pictures on Instagram earlier this year, including shots of themselves on holiday in Dubai.

Now, Kris, who departed Emmerdale in October last year, has confirmed the romance in a new interview with The Mirror.

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“It’s great to meet someone through work and have so many things in common and an understanding of each other’s jobs”, the 34-year-old said of his relationship with Parker, who remains on the show.

“We didn’t actually share any scenes together on Emmerdale but kept in touch after I left.

“I don’t want to jinx things. We are seeing how we get on. We had a great time on holiday in Dubai. Let’s see how it goes.”

Mochrie, who juggles acting with a role as a senior director at The Shankly Hotel in Liverpool, added that coming to terms with his sexuality as a boy growing up in the north west was difficult.

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“Growing up in Liverpool I wrongly assumed that being gay was stripping every ounce of masculinity you had”, he reflected.

“I wanted to be like The Rock and I thought that’s what men had to be like.

“It was actually that toxic mantra that stopped me coming to terms with my sexuality.”

Emmerdale currently airs Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7pm on ITV.