But he has now found happiness in the form of Rachael Collin and has posted with the blonde several times on Instagram.
James's posts with the brunette beauty seem to have flown under the radar.
There will be 70 crew members working on the live episode – almost double a regular Emmerdale shooting day. 30 costume crew will be required for the live episode. 20 rain deflectors for the cameras will be on standby in the case of extreme weather on the night. There have been 6 versions of the live episode script to date.
28 babies have been born in Emmerdale over the years, the first was in 1973. 5 generators will be used to power the village for filming.
The episode will be shot entirely on location in the Emmerdale village (no studio sets).