Lucy Kate Pargeter (born 1 March 1977) is an English actress. She is best known for playing Helen Raven in Crossroads and Chas Dingle in Emmerdale. In 2013, she landed third place in the 13th series of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!.

Early life

Pargeter was born in Nottingham. She trained at the Central Junior Television Workshop and New College, Nottingham. She was a member of the band Paperdolls, which toured with Boyzone in the 1990s and took part in Stars in Their Eyes as Emma Bunton.

Television career

She has appeared in Soldier Soldier, Dalziel and Pascoe, and played the role of Brenda in the film Anita and Me. However, it is for her roles as Helen Raven in Crossroads (2002–2003) and Chas Dingle, whom she currently plays in the long-running soap Emmerdale (2002–present), that she is best known. In January 2006, she appeared in the reality singing competition Soapstar Superstar and finished in third place. In 2007, Irish channel TV3 hosted the TV Now magazine awards. Pargeter and fellow Emmerdale actor Tom Lister won Best Couple for their portrayal of Chas and Carl. In the summer of 2011, she appeared on a celebrity edition of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, with on-screen son Aaron (Danny Miller).

In November 2013, Pargeter entered the thirteenth series of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!, where she took part in 'bush tucker trials' and several tasks and finished in third place.[5]

Personal life

Pargeter has three daughters through her partner, Rudi Coleano. She took maternity leave from Emmerdale in 2005 to have her first child, and another in 2017 to have twins.