Emmerdale Moira Barton actress Natalie J Robb’s life away from soap as she dates her co-star

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It's been a dramatic time for Emmerdale character Moira Barton – formerly Dingle – over the years, who is played by Scottish actress Natalie J Robb.

She mistakenly killed her sister-in-law Emma Barton, her son Adam Barton confessed to the crime, she's since been run over herself, and her brother is set to reveal a deep dark secret about her when he arrives in the village.

But what do we know about Natalie J Robb away from the soap and who is she dating? Here’s everything you need to know about the actress…


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Who is actress Natalie J Robb?

Natalie J Robb is 43 years old and was born December 3 1974. She grew up just outside Glasgow and has appeared on Emmerdale since 2009.

She doesn't have any social media pages, but dedicated soap fans set up an Instagram called 'Team Natalie J Robb'.

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Who is Natalie J Robb dating?

Natalie has been very secretive about dating and her relationship status in the past previously saying that when her character got married, it wasn't something she was interested in.

"For Moira and Cain it's the whole traditional thing but that isn't for me. It wouldn't be a big, white wedding – I'd want to do something simple but beautiful. Not that I'm in any rush to get married. In real life it's never really been a big thing for me."

However now a few years later and Natalie has found love on set with her co-star Jonny McPherson who she confirmed she was dating after finding love in lockdown.


The pair, who star as Moira and Liam Cavanagh respectively on the soap, are started a romantic relationship at the beginning of the year.

According to The Mirror, Natalie and Jonny, 38, have appeared together on a number of Zoom calls with their fellow Emmerdale castmates and have been close friends for a number of years, enjoying a trip to Lapland together just before Christmas.

Natalie shared during an appearance on Loose Women: "Yes, Jonny McPherson and I started to see each other or our first date was in mid-January and then we were just having a couple of dates in February and then obviously in March lockdown happened.

"We were together at the time that Boris Johnson announced it. So he's been kind of staying with me. They were saying it could be three weeks, it could be maybe six weeks and I was like, 'Oh okay!'"

What else has Natalie J Robb appeared in?

Aged 15 Natalie starred in Scottish soap Take The High Road. And she also had parts in Coronation Street, EastEnders and The Bill, as well as Doctors.

Natalie was also once in a band called The Kinky People and also sang I Will Be There by a group called Absolutely.

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