EMMERDALE star Matthew Bose was in Belfast yesterday (WED) to promote a forthcoming charity event for the Anthony Nolan Trust. And the actor, who plays barman Paul Lambert in the ITV soap, revealed he’s looking forward to meeting the shows’ Northern Ireland fans. Matthew, was at the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum to promote the forthcoming Emmerdale Extravaganza, organised by Scottish company George Walker Events.

By Tina Calder
Photos by Fabrizio Belluschi

The event will see a cast of 40 Emmerdale stars get involved in a variety of events at the County Down tourist venue, followed by a glitzy dinner dance at the Culloden Hotel on Saturday June 7.
Matthew, who claims he’s not too fond of heights, will be taking up the big abeseil challenge and took part in his first training session with newly opened Clear Sky Adventure Centre yesterday .

Matthew said: “I’m not very good at heights – I’ll squeal the whole way down and people will be laughing at me.
“There are people hanging on to you, you’ve got rope in all directions so unless the cliff and the tress come down with you I think we’ll all be pretty safe.

“All that said I reckon when I’ll be looking over the edge I’ll be crying”.
This is Matthew’s third year at the Emmerdale Extravaganza, which has been held in Aberdeen for the last seven years, and as it was his first trip to Belfast the star said he’s looking forward to coming back again.
He added: “This is my first time here, I’m over excited. I’m really looking forward to the day.
“We usually do things like fashion shows and football and lots of family stuff and quirky things at these events so there’s definitely something for everyone.
“The abseiling is a new addition this year so we’re very excited about that and of course we have the Emmerdale Goes Loopy event which sees people being able to raise sponsorship to learn how to fly.
“There will be everything from a 5 km run, 10 km bicycle race and abseil to 5-aside football and golf on the day.
“The Anthony Nolan Trust is a leader in research in helping with Lukeamia, helping them claim back their lives. Think about it if you can support the Emmerdale Extravaganza you can help save somebody’s life, that’s got to be a good reason to come down and see us”.
The Emmerdale Extravaganza is inviting people along to the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum for fun, food, shopping, entertainment, air displays, fashion show and all the fun of the fair.
To book tickets or to register for the events log onto georgewalkerevents.co.uk or call 01506655361.