Name: Rhona Goskirk, previously Kirk

First appeared: 17th September 2001

Parents: Mary Goskirk

Spouse: Paddy Kirk (divorced)

Children: Leo

Occupation: Veterinary surgeon

Lives: Smithy Cottage



2001: Briefly acts as locum in Paddy and Zoe’s veterinary practice. Starts a relationship with Marlon

2002: Returns for another brief stint as a locum vet, resumes her relationship with Marlon

2010: Comes back to Emmerdale, starts and ends a relationship with Marlon

Starts a relationship with Paddy but discovers she is pregnant with Marlon’s baby.

Finds out the baby has down syndrome

2011: Son Leo is born.

Gets offered a job in New Zealand which Paddy and Rhona accept but Marlon takes legal action to prevent them leaving

Best friend Vanessa Woodfield arrives in Emmerdale and buys into the surgery.

Paddy is jealous of Rhona’s friendship with Rhona

2013: Becomes addicted to pain killers after suffering from a back injury

Uses Vanessa’s feelings for her to help cover her addiction

Goes into rehab and stays clean

Jan 2016: Tries for another baby but decides to adopt with Paddy.

Feb 2016: Splits from Paddy after discovering his affair with friend Tess Harris after Tess dies.

May 2016: Starts a relationship with Tess’s widower Pierce. The relationship slowly becomes abusive as Pierce reveals a controlling side.

Oct 2016: Nearly dies after being involved in a major accident in the pile up caused by Emma Barton pushing James Barton from a bridge

Jan 2017: Her relationship takes a more abusive turn when Pierce forces himself on Rhona, believing her to be aroused.

Feb 2017: Guilty for kissing Paddy, Rhona proposes to Pierce

Apr 2017: Marries Pierce but he rapes her after their wedding

Feb 2018: Is romance in the air for Rhona with fit farmer Pete?

Zoe Henry


Zoe’s early career began with a small role in the first episode of Cold Feet, as well as playing the character Emma in Grafters.

She also starred in Dalziel and Pascoe, before securing a role in as the new vet, Rhona Goskirk in Emmerdale.

After her departure from Emmerdale, Zoe went on to feature in minor roles in dramas, including The Bill, A Touch of Frost, Casualty and Doctors. She landed a leading role, of Beth Caffrey, in the BBC drama Conviction.

After this, she appeared between March and September 2007 in another ITV soap, Coronation Street. In this she played Casey Carswell, the unhinged and child-abductoring friend of Claire Peacock.

Zoe later went on to appear in EastEnders in 2009 as police officer Detective Constable Deanne Cunningham investigating the discovery of already established character Trina Johnson’s decomposed body.

She is married to Jeff Hordley who plays Cain Dingle in Emmerdale. They have two children.




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