Claire King: I'm not always bad

Claire King says she doesn't always play bad characters // Claire King says she doesn't always play bad characters
Claire King says she doesn't always play bad characters
Former Emmerdale star Claire King insists she doesn't always play bad women.
Former Emmerdale star Claire King insists she doesn't always play bad women.
The 49-year-old actress, who has been appearing in Hollyoaks as a firm but fair prison governor - played superb**** Kim Tate in the Yorkshire soap for 10 years.
But while she left Kim behind in 1999, no one else has forgotten her.
Claire said: "Everyone thinks I've always played b****y characters. I mean, they're strong women, but they're not all b****y characters - they always remember Kim Tate funnily enough.
"But recently I've just been doing comedy; swinging around the pole doing The Naked Truth. Rob Ellis, one of the writers on Hollyoaks, wrote a play called Fetish Knights, which I did last month and we're going to do it again in January. It's all about Canal Street."
But the soap star admits she did love letting her b****y side out as Kim.
She said: "Kim Tate was just a fantastic character to play because she was very big, and over the top and very camp. So I seem to get cast in those sort of parts now, or working for the civil service, actually - one of the two!
"I loved playing Kim, and I got paid to ride horses all day so that was fantastic."
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