|Gemma Ann Merna|
6 February 1984 |
|Known for||Role of Carmel McQueen|
|Notable work(s)||Carmel McQueen in Hollyoaks|
|Spouse(s)||Ian Minton (2012–)|
Merna joined the cast of the Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks in August 2006. In 2007, she won Best Comedy Performance in 2007 at the British Soap Awards. At the 2007 National Television Awards, she was nominated for Best Female Soap Actress..
In 2008,Merna appeared on the game show All Star Family Fortunes in a Hollyoaks V. Emmerdale special. In February 2013, she appeared on All Star Family Fortunes playing against gardener, garden designer and television personality Diarmuid Gavin.
In 2011, she appeared in the documentaries 50 Greatest Wedding Shockers and Hollyoaks Best Bits.
In 2013 and 2014, Merna appeared as a panelist in an episode of Big Brother's Bit On The Side.
In August 2014, it was announced that Merna had decided to leave the soap opera Hollyoaks and would leave in November 2014 with Mercedes McQueen (Jennifer Metcalfe). The character was later announced to be killed off from the show.
On 25 October 2014, Merna appeared on a special celebrity episode of the The Chase.
She has released her own calendar for 2015.
|2006–2014||Hollyoaks||TV||Carmel McQueen||Series Regular|
|2009||Hollyoaks Later||TV||Carmel McQueen||5 Episodes|
|2009||Hole in the Wall||TV||Herself||1 Episode|
|2011||50 Greatest Wedding Shockers||TV||Herself||TV Documentary|
|2011||Hollyoaks Best Bits 2011||TV||Herself||TV Documentary|
|2008, 2013||All Star Family Fortunes||TV||Herself||2 Episodes|
|2013, 2014||Big Brother's Bit On The Side||TV||Herself||2 Episodes, Guest|
|2014||Splash!||TV||Herself||Heat 1, Contestant|
|2014||Virtually Famous||TV||Herself||1 Episode, Panelist|
|2014||The Chase Celebrity Special||TV||Herself||1 Episode, Participant|
|2014||Daily Brunch with Ocado||TV||Herself||1 Episode, Guest|
- Green, Kris (27 May 2007). "The British Soap Awards 2007: The Winners". Digital Spy. Retrieved 31 October 2010.
- "Worsley girl made up with TV award". Manchester Evening News. 31 May 2007. Retrieved 29 July 2014.
- "Gem is all white on her big night", The Sun, 1 June 2009. Retrieved 5 May 2011
- "I'm finally happy with my body", Closeronline.co.uk, 23 June 2009. Retrieved 2 November 2011