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ITV Emmerdale Vinny Dingle star Bradley Johnson’s life off-screen – from romantic proposal to hidden talent

Emmerdale‘s Vinny Dingle is walking a dangerous path on the ITV soap, as he has come close to working out the extent of villainous Tom King‘s control over wife Belle Dingle.

Vinny nearly stumbled across the app that Tom had been using to keep tabs on Belle’s phone, leading to him carrying out a serious attack on poor Vinny to keep him quiet.

While Belle helps to nurse her good friend back to health, neither she nor Vinny realise that Tom was actually behind the assault – but Tom’s jealousy over their friendship continues to grow and he belittles a battered Vinny in episodes due to air this week.

As viewers have an anxious wait to see whether Vinny can escape Tom’s wrath, here’s what we know about actor Bradley Johnson who plays him, including his hidden talent and his recent romantic announcement.



Emmerdale's Vinny has had a rought time after being targeted by Tom
Emmerdale’s Vinny has had a rought time after being targeted by Tom



Bradley's real life is much happier than Vinny's in Emmerdale
Bradley’s real life is much happier than Vinny’s in Emmerdale

Where else have you seen Bradley Johnson?

Bradley, 26, has been starring in the Dales as Vinny since 2019, but there are plenty of other star turns you might have spotted him in.

The talented actor has also appeared in The Syndicate, Shameless, The Royal and has performed on-stage in Peter Pan and Oliver!.

Fans will know that he first found fame in 2017 when he took part in BBC talent show Let It Shine, a search for the star cast of the Take That musical, where he bagged himself a place in the final and showcased his other incredible talent.



The soap star with his beloved dog
The soap star with his beloved dog



Bradley is blissfully happy with fiancee Sammie
Bradley is blissfully happy with fiancee Sammie

What is Bradley’s hidden talent?

Let It Shine viewers were blown away by Bradley’s audition, where he sang Bring Him Home from the musical Les Misérables, and it even went viral online to propel him into the limelight.

Emmerdale fans might be so used to seeing him as one of the Dingles that they had not taken in his singing talent, but it’s well worth a look into some of his online videos.

Bradley has shown off his incredible singing voice on Emmerdale ’s YouTube channel, The Woolpack Session, and also regularly shares acoustic covers on his Instagram page, where he belts out tracks by the likes of Coldplay, Tina Turner, Billy Joel and many more. He has also performed a version of Whitney Houston’s I Wanna Dance with Somebody and King’s of Leon’s Use Somebody, which blew fans away.

Emmerdale co-star romance rumours



Isobel and Bradley were close friends, but denied a relationship
Isobel and Bradley were close friends, but denied a relationship



Bradley has played Vinny in Emmerdale since 2019
Bradley has played Vinny in Emmerdale since 2019

Bradley might be loved up with new fiancee Sammie Johnstone, but he was previously thought to be dating his co-star Isobel Steele, who played Liv Dingle on the ITV soap until her character’s tragic death in a terrible storm.

Clearing up the rumours, Isobel said: “Brad is wonderful and such a good friend of mine. We are very similar and work really well together when we have scenes just us two.

“I can see why people jumped to conclusions, seeing two characters spending time together on and off-screen! For the record, me and Brad are not in a relationship. We are just very good friends who enjoy each other’s company out of work as well as in work.”

Bradley’s romantic proposal



Emmerdale's Bradley Johnson recently got engaged to Sammie Johnstone
Emmerdale’s Bradley Johnson recently got engaged to Sammie Johnstone

There was happy news for soap star Bradley in October when he shared that he had proposed to girlfriend Sammie – and she said yes.

The actor shared a sweet snap of him and his new fiancée on a romantic trip to Rome in front of the Colosseum, with her sparkling engagement ring clearly visible. Bradley and his sweetheart Sammie Johnstone have been an item since August 2021.

His co-stars were quick to congratulate him as Mark Charnock who plays Marlon Dingle commented: “Oh my god!!! Thrilled for you both. Xx,” Aaron Dingle star Danny Miller added: “Knew you’d smash it my brother!!! Congratulations Brad and Sammy! Sending all the love mate. Enjoy!” and Natalie Ann Jamieson, who plays Amy Wyatt, wrote: “Congratulations!!! Can’t believe she said yes!? hahaha. Lots of love you beautiful pair x x.”

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