Inside Emmerdale star Jonny McPherson’s live onboard traditional canal boat he shares with rescue dog Molly

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Emmerdale actor Jonny McPherson has given a glimpse inside the cosy narrowboat where he lives with his recuse dog Molly.

The 39 year old, who plays Dr Liam Cavanagh, has been living on the 60ft barge named Benedict for four years.

Jonny, who is in a relationship with ITV co-star Natalie J Robb, 46, moors the beautiful boat near the Emmerdale studios in Leeds, Yorkshire, and has given an insight into his life on the canal to his 6,373 Twitter followers.

The traditional boat features navy paintwork and a gorgeous emerald green corner sofa decked with mustard yellow cushions.

Jonny has opted for dark wooden panelling throughout the boat and has even made room for a wine rack to store bottles of red.

The cosy narrowboat has pretty floral curtains to frame the quaint windows along with stained glass lampshades to add a warm glow to the cabin.

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The Emmerdale star has chosen white brick tiles in the kitchen area and has hung cooper pans above the stove.

We can also see a beautiful wood burner in the living area and patterned tiles to complement the wooden features.

The tiled steps lead up to the cockpit where Jonny has placed a table and chairs to enjoy dinner al fresco.



Jonny has also shared a glimpse of everyday life on the barge which involves navigating the boat through locks and tunnels.

The top of the boat features solar panels to provide an eco-friendly source of power for heating and electricity.

His collier lurcher Molly often stars in many of Jonny’s snaps on-board the narrowboat after he adopted her for the RSPCA in January.

Jonny shared a snap of Molly relaxing on his check bedsheets while the room also features green leaf patterned wallpaper and oak wardrobes.

Jonny posted a collection of snaps of Molly on the boat, captioned: Was introduced to this lovely collie lurcher last week.


“Her name is Molly and I’m so grateful that we have an organisation that allows me to adopt an animal that, through no fault of her own, is now looking for a lifelong friend. She’s incredible. Thank you @RSPC_official.”

It comes after the actor, whose relationship was confirmed by Natalie last July, revealed how deciding to move in together during lockdown, fast forwarded their relationship.

Speaking to The Mirror, he said: "We had to make a decision as lots of couples did.

"We decided to move in together and so, yes, lockdown did fast forward our relationship," he admitted.

When asked about what drew the pair to one another, Jonny said: "We get on so well. We come from quite different backgrounds but we are essentially the same person.


"We are both a pair of big kids. We have exactly the same stupid humour."

The soap star said choosing to move in together during lockdown, after only three months of dating, could have been a make-or-break situation.

"There is nowhere to hide during lockdown. It's a real test of whether you do get on with a person and thankfully we got through with flying colours."

The pair, who play Liam Cavanagh and Moira Dingle on the soap, formed a romantic connection when they went on a charity trip to Lapland with the Emmerdale cast.

"We hadn't spent any proper time together until that Lapland trip and we got on like a house on fire," he explained.

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