When did Tracy Metcalfe come to Emmerdale? Who is playing them

Tracy Metcalfe first came to Emmerdale in 2014. She is played by actress Amy Walsh. But who is Tracy and who is her family?

Tracy Metcalfe in Emmerdale: who is her family?

Tracy Shankley first performed in Emmerdale in July 2014. She is the daughter of Frank Clayton and Evette Shankley. Evette has never been seen on screen before.

She is also the half-sister of Vanessa Woodfield. They share the same father, but didn’t know they were sisters until 2016.

Vanessa first appeared in the soap in 2012. Vanessa and Tracy started living together in May 2016, unaware that they were sisters, but their relationship was rocky.


Tracy and Vanessa found out they are sisters (Image Credit: Photo by ITV / Shutterstock)

They found out they were related in August 2016 when both Tracy and Vanessa received calls to say their father was in the hospital.

They were both confused about why they were there and Frank revealed that they are sisters.

Over the years the two girls have grown closer. In 2019 Frank died in a factory fire.

Tracy Metcalfe in Emmerdale: was she a prostitute? your arrival

Before living in Emmerdale, Tracy was a prostitute. She then worked on adult chatlines, where she met Sam Dingle in 2014.

She used the name Coleen and cheated on Sam out of money.


Tracy cheated on Sam (Image Credit: Photo by ITV / Shutterstock)

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Sam later found her sleeping in the barn at Wishing Well Cottage and discovered that she had stolen money and vodka from the house.

Tracy then secretly went to the B&B, but was caught by Val Pollard. She soon started working at the B&B and Val allowed her to stay there.

She soon became friends with Finn Barton and was devastated when he died in 2017.

Was Tracy Married?

Over the years, Tracy had relationships with a number of villagers.

She continued to grow near David Metcalfe, but he was diagnosed with testicular cancer.

He suggested quickly, but Tracy felt uncomfortable marrying him when he was seriously ill.


David and Tracy got married in 2016 (Image Credit: Photo by ITV / Shutterstock)

When he got his test results back, which showed he was cancer free, Tracy and David got married in 2016.

The couple separated in 2018. However, they ended up having a one night stand, which resulted in Tracy becoming pregnant.

Tracy decided to quit. Despite what they’ve been through, Tracy and David have remained friends.

Emmerdale: Big night

In April 2019, Tracy, Leyla Harding, and Priya Kotecha discovered that Maya had groomed Stepney Leyla and David’s son Jacob Gallagher in one evening.

Since Tracy and Priya had previously dated David and were good friends with Leyla, they deeply protected Jacob.


Tracy was disgusted to find out that school teacher Maya had been caring for her student, David’s son Jacob (Image Credit: Photo by ITV / Shutterstock)

They confronted Maya and she fled into the forest. They believed they killed her and tried to cover her up.

However, it was later revealed that Maya had survived and was later jailed for her crimes.

When Maya was released, she left a baby on David and Jacob’s doorstep. A DNA test proved that David was the baby’s father.

Who else has Tracy dated?

Tracy also had relationships with Andy Sugden, Billy Fletcher, and Pete Barton.

Amy Walsh in Emmerdale
Tracy recently became a mom (Credit: ITV)

Last year Tracy went out with Nate Robinson and after a few months they found out Tracy was pregnant.

In February 2021, Tracy gave birth to a baby girl she named Frankie in honor of her father, Frank.

Is Amy Walsh related to Kimberley Walsh?


Amy plays Tracy (Photo credit: SplashNews.com)

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Tracy is played by actress Amy Walsh. Amy is the sister of actress and former Girls Aloud singer Kimberley.

Amy and Kimberley’s sister Sally Walsh also had a role in Emmerdale. Sally played Lyn Hutchinson from 1997 to 2000.

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