The Inbetweeners star whose uncle was in Benidorm and who is a distant cousin of one of the Beatles

Emily Atack is best known for her role as Charlotte Hinchcliffe in The Inbetweeners, which she starred in when she was just 18.

Since then, she has played on Dancing on Ice, captained the Celebrity Juice team, and finished second on I’m a Celebrity in 2018.

Most recently, she presented a documentary series on age 30 and issues affecting women her age called Emily Atack: Adulting and also presented the latest series of I’m a Celebrity: Extra Camp.

She also has her own new comedy series, The Emily Atack show, which premiered in 2020.

But did you know that she comes from a very famous family?

His mom

Emily’s mother is actress, comedian, singer and songwriter Kate Robbins.

She landed a number two single in the ’80s with her song More Than in Love, appeared on the soap opera Crossroads, and then became a voice actress in the satirical puppet show Spitting Image.

His uncle

Benidorm actor Ted Robbins is Emily’s brother, which makes him her uncle.

He’s a bit of a British comedy legend, having starred in Birds of a Feather, as a voiceover in Catchphrase, in Little Britain and Peter Kay’s Phoenix Nights.

In 2012 he played the role of Victor St. James in Benidorm, editor-in-chief of the magazine ‘Costa Class’.



Ted Robbins pictured with Adam Gillen in ITV’s Benidorm, a hilarious episode involving a live chicken called Meryl

He suffered a heart attack on stage in 2015 at a Phoenix Nights reunion, but luckily survived and has since lost two stones.

His other uncle

Emily’s other uncle was Simon Shelton, best known for playing Tinky Winky on the Teletubbies from 1997-2001. The original series was watched by around a billion children in 45 languages, in over 120 countries.



Tinky Winky was arguably the best of the Teletubbies

He also played Dark Knight in the children’s television series Incredible Games from 1994 to 1995.

Sadly, he passed away in 2018 at the age of 52.

Sir Paul McCartney



Emily Atack is a relative of Sir Paul McCartney

Emily’s mother Kate is a once distant first cousin of Sir Paul McCartney, as her mother – and Emily’s grandmother – was Paul McCartney’s cousin.

She share that she used to run around Sit Paul McCartney’s house “in my couch” on the Jonathan Ross Show Christmas show in December 2020.

Emily told the 60-year-old talk show host, “He’s my grandmother’s first cousin. To me he’s a third cousin or something.

“I’m pretty sure he doesn’t brag about being my cousin.

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Intermediate

Emily played Charlotte Hinchcliffe in the series, A Love For Will McKenzie (Simon Bird). She’s the most popular girl in school, and the relationship ends after a failed and embarrassing sexual attempt.



Emily’s first big breakup came at the age of 18, when she played Charlotte Hinchcliffe in The Inbetweeners.

Although the show took place outside of London, it features several London links . The exterior shots of the Inbetweeners School, Rudge Park Comprehensive was actually Ruislip High School, Sidmouth Drive, Ruislip .

Ruislip High School became an academy in April 201 and has been rated Outstanding in its two Ofsted inspections since it opened in 2006.

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