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Emmerdale’s Sammy Winward shocks fans with photo of lookalike daughter Mia

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Emmerdale favourite Sammy Winward, 35, has taken to Instagram to share a recent headshot of her daughter, Mia, 15, taken by photographer Colin Boulter.

Fans of Sammy were taken aback by the likeness of daughter Mia to the actress with many commenting "she’s your double".

The proud mum shared the photo across social media, showing her daughter choosing to go into the acting business like her mum.

She captioned the snap: "16 next week @miawinwarddunn following in my footsteps (even though she’s a better actress then I ever was at that age!) with a new agent @scream_management , a new headshot by the amazing Colin Boulter @neilson_photo_actors and entering into the crazy world of acting."

Mia is pictured in a classic headshot pose with her long, blonde, wavy hair laying over her shoulders and dressed in a burgundy polo neck.

The teen is the daughter of Sammy and her ex fiancé footballer David Dunn. The couple split just months after the birth of Mia.

The Emmerdale actress’ former co-star Sheree Murphy, who played Tricia Dingle in the soap, took to the Instagram post to show her support as she commented: "gorgeous girl".

Sammy became a child soap star when she joined the cast of Emmerdale in 2001 at the tender age of 15 playing the role of Katie Sugden.

She played the role for 14 years until 2015 where Sammy left to pursue other opportunities and the popular character was killed off as she fell through rotten floorboards after being pushed by ex-lover Robert.

The star was nominated for National Television Award as Most Popular Newcomer to a soap for her role as Katie in 2002.

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Sammy went on to appear in the ITV show Soapstar Superstar in 2006.

Since leaving Emmerdale, Sammy quickly gained a role when she appeared in the second series of ITV drama Prey, playing the role of Lucy, a pregnant daughter of a prison officer.

Sammy is reported as saying she is often asked if she is likely to return to the hit soap but she has to remind people her character is dead. The TV personality has said she was glad the soap decided to kill the character off as it makes it "more final" for the actress.

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