Emmerdale's Rik Makarem says Nikhil is based on co-star

Emmerdale's Rik Makarem has revealed that he based his character Nikhil Sharmer on his co-star Chris Bisson.

Bisson plays his on-screen brother and business partner Jai.

Nikhil is known for his fastidious nature and fussy habits, and Makarem says these are based on Chris.

He told Inside Soap: "Chris is very tidy and particular about things - [the writers] base Nikhil on him!"

Viewers are to see Nikhil find out that girlfriend Gennie Walker is pregnant with his baby.

The actor says he thinks it will be a great development for their relationship.

He said: "I think those two are at their best when there's something wrong and they have some kind of obstacle or hurdle to overcome.

"That's not to say that I want them to be unhappy, but conflict seems to bring out the best in them. And it makes for fun viewing too!"

Meanwhile, Bisson recently said that storylines for Jai and his wife Charity are to "get bigger and bigger".

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