Emmerdale viewers have seen Dawn Taylor's ex before on Coronation Street – but do you recognise him?

EMMERDALE'S newcomer Alex has left fans doing a double take after they recognised him from another soap.

Dawn Taylor's ex Alex turned up in the village this week, after serial killer Meena Jutla tracked him down in a sick plan to get her love rival out of the way.

Alex – played by Liam Boyle on the ITV soap – may be a new face in The Dales but soap buffs were quick to point out that he had a brief role in Coronation Street.

The 36-year-old actor played David Platt's prison cellmate Abe Crowley in 2019.

Viewers will remember that David was framed for stealing Audrey's money and was sentenced to four months in prison, while Nick, the person who really stole the money, is sentenced to two years imprisonment but receives a suspended sentence.

One fan wrote: "Oh yeah, Alex was in Corrie as David Platts cell mate. #Emmerdale"

"I knew Alex looked familiar, he was in Corrie a couple of years ago as David's cell mate. #Emmerdale"

Liam has also landed roles on detective drama Scott & Bailey where he played troubled Dominic Bailey, younger brother to Suranne Jones' character Rachel.

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He's also appeared in Shameless, The Bill, Casualty, Doctor and Drop Dead Gorgeous.

Viewers have watched Meena become obsessed with Billy – and poisoned Alex against Dawn (Olivia Bromley) by telling him that Lucas is being neglected and abused.

On Tuesday's episode, viewers saw Alex snatch youngster Lucas.

As Dawn and her son were enjoying a day at the park, Alex kidnapped the toddler while Dawn's back was turned as she talked to Billy.

Dawn was left terrified when she realised Lucas had disappeared and Billy vowed to help Dawn find him. 

Later Billy and Dawn shared an emotional moment. 

As they shared their love for one another, Billy knows he has to tell Meena. However, Meena is stunned that Billy would dump her for Dawn.

The serial killer then dropped a bombshell that left him gobsmacked: she is pregnant with his child. 

Despite the huge revelation, Dawn reassured Billy that Meena’s pregnancy won’t affect their relationship. 

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