Jeff Hordley, 49, first made his appearance in one of Britain’s most loved soaps Emmerdale almost 20 years ago. In that time, his character Cain Dingle has experienced his fair share of drama including illicit affairs, violence and even a debilitating brain aneurysm. For Jeff, the line of fiction and reality was slightly blurred as he himself suffered with a debilitating disorder. Jeff’s wife Zoe Henry who plays Rhona Goskirk on the show, opened up about how his disease changed their lives.
Zoe revealed the one particular activity that has helped them both dealing with the turmoil of battling with the disease – their allotment.
“There’s a lot to be said about mental health and having your hands in the soil – that’s a big one for me.
For Jeff, it’s the health benefits of eating what we’ve grown. It’s great to share with my kids as well …not that they love it, they hate it.
“But I’m working on that!”