Emma’s big prison break

Actress Emma Rigby
Actress Emma Rigby

ST Helens actress Emma Rigby is to star in a highly-anticipated new BBC drama series.

The 22-year-old former De La Salle pupil has landed a lead role in Prisoners’ Wives, which is due to air in spring.

Former Hollyoaks starlet Emma plays a character whose husband is accused of murder.

The show follows a group of women whose other halves are serving time in prison.