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Abigail Fisher, 28, was born in Barrow-in-Furness,Cumbria. In the past few years, she has appeared in TV hits Heartbeat, The Lakes and Hollyoaks. She lives in Leeds and joined the cast of Emmerdale in March this year playing Siobhan Marsden. How much sleep do you need? ``It depends if I'mon holiday or have a spare week off. I hate staying in bed so I don't mind if I have six or seven hours.However, whenI'm workingI need at least seven to eight hours to function properly. Especially when there are lines to be learnt.'' How do you feel first thing in the morning? ``Since I have stopped smoking, very good. Definitely not as lethargic as I used to be.''

What exercise do you take? ``I frequent the gym (ongood weeks) two to three times,for three quarters of an hour cardio, half an hour of weights and resistance work. I sometimes run and play squash, whichI'mgetting better at every time I go.''

Are you careful about what you eat? ``Yes.Luckily,I love fruit, vegetables and cooking. I never find it a hassle -but my big downfall is cheese.'' Are you or have you ever been overweight? ``I think I'm slightly overweight now. …