Crash makes actor forget marriage

Joanna Page has revealed how her husband James Thornton mistook her with her Gavin and Stacey character as he suffered from shock after a car accident.

Thornton, who plays farmer John Barton in Emmerdale, met with an accident near his house in London about eight weeks ago and fractured his knee.

The actress told This Morning:"He got run over about eight weeks ago, round the corner from where we live.

She continued: "I got this phone call from him saying 'Hi it's me, I've just been run over, they are calling an ambulance. I'm all right but can you come down and see me?'

"So I just ran straight out of the house and he was in the ambulance."

Revealing that Thornton was shaking out of shock, the actress added "he said to me 'Ooh where are you from? You're not from Barry are you like that Stacey on the telly?'

"I had to explain that it was actually me. James was in shock with a broken leg lying on his back and this block around his head because they thought he might've broken his neck and he still managed to say 'I'm on the telly too, I'm in Emmerdale!'"

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