Inside Emmerdale's Nicky actor's jet-setting life – glam girlfriend to high-end holidays



Emmerdale’s Nicky has got fans swooning as the ITV soap’s new ‘manny’.

The character – played by actor Lewis Cope – first appeared onscreen at the end of last year when he got the job as Home Farm’s live-in nanny.

But although he seems like the perfect gentleman, there is speculation all is not as it seems – and it could spell trouble for Kim Tate.

Nicky has already embarked on a secret romance with Kim’s right-hand woman, Gabby Thomas.

And actor Lewis has hinted he could have an ulterior motive for being with Gabby, which can’t be revealed just yet.

lewis and gabby on emmerdale
Lewis as Nicky with onscreen girlfriend Gabby ( ITV)

Fan theories include Nicky could be working for Kim’s estranged son Jamie, who is the father of Gabby’s baby.

But while viewers wait to see what unfolds, we take a look at actor Lewis’ very glamorous life offscreen.

Glam girlfriend

Lewis hails from Hartlepool and is thought to be around 26 years old.

He looks to have been in a relationship with girlfriend Rachel Lopez for around six years and the pair often post glamorous snaps on Instagram together.

She is also an actor and from Ireland, as well as being a professional pilates instructor.

In a gushing post in December, smitten Lewis wrote next to a picture of them together: “6 years of Dublin at Christmas with you. Wouldn’t have it any other way.”

High end holidays

Lewis Cope Emmerdale and his gf on holiday
Lewis and girlfriend Rachel are fans of the Greek islands ( Instagram)
Lewis Cope posing
Looking dapper on holiday in Paris ( Instagram)

Lewis and girlfriend Rachel love a holiday and are particular fans of Greece.

The loved-up couple have posted snaps from the Greek islands of Mykonos and Naxos, showing they return year after year.

There are also snaps of Lewis and Rachel in Paris – including at Disneyland - Budapest and in London, the Lake District and the Cotswolds a bit closer to home.

Members' clubs

Lewis Cope
Lewis pictured at members' club Soho Farmhouse ( Instagram)
Lewis Cope in a hot tub
Taking a dip in a hot tub ( Instagram)

It looks like Lewis – or at least some of his pals – are members of members’ club Soho House.

The actor, who has also starred in ITV detective drama Vera, posted a snap of himself on a bike at posh Soho Farmhouse in the Cotswolds on January 1.

This suggests he spent New Year’s Eve there as he captioned the post: “Wishing you all an amazing 2023.”

He’s also been posted snaps from Soho House in London’s Greek Street as he celebrated a pal’s birthday.

Champagne and rooftop bars

Lewis Cope
Lewis at Madison's rooftop bar in London ( Instagram)
Lewis Cope
He is often spotted with a glass of fizz in his hand ( Instagram)

Lewis is clearly a fan of the high life and is often pictured with a glass of champagne in his hand.

He’s also posted snaps of himself enjoying a drink at Madison’s rooftop bar in London which overlooks St Paul’s Cathedral.

Other high profile nightspots he seems to frequent are the Soho House clubs and celeb-loved restaurant Sushisamba.

And when he’s visiting girlfriend Rachel’s family in Ireland, he loves nothing more than indulging in a pint of Guinness.

*Emmerdale is on ITV at 7pm Monday to Friday or catch up on ITVX

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