EMMERDALE star Jurell Carter has shared a link to a disturbing conspiracy theory page to the soap’s fans.
The Nate Robinson actor posted a link to the bizarre page in his Instagram stories while again hitting out at the covid-19 vaccines.
Jurell Carter posted a conspiracy theory about the Covid vaccineCredit: Getty – Contributor
The profile features disturbing and demonstrably false claims about actors and celebrities being involved in satanism, child-sacrifice and blood drinking.
Other posts claim the world is run by secret societies and elections hold no power.
It comes after the actor shocked fans with a post claiming the vaccine to be experimental to his 11k followers after The Sun revealed Emmerdale will be the first British soap to have a star character vaccinated.
Jurell – who plays Emmerdale‘s Nate Robinson – wrote: “If you wanna take this EXPERIMENTAL vaccine, go ahead but don’t start pushing people to take it or start promoting it.
“I’m even seeing others demonising others for not wanting it.”
He added: “Your body, your decision, my body, my decision. The blind leading the blind. And I’m not here for it.”
His comments come after we revealed character Eric Pollard, played by Chris Chittell, 72, will tell his family he’s had the jab in an episode to be screened next month on ITV.
Jurell falsely calling the vaccines “experimental”Credit: Instagram
Back in December Jurell posted other false claims about the vaccine and cast doubt on its safety.
Scriptwriters have been working around-the-clock to keep up with the latest Covid developments in real life dealing with a six week lag before it appears on screen.
MPs also feel soap operas may get through to communities who are reluctant to be given the Covid vaccine and help drive take-up in ethnic minority groups.
Labour MP Chris Evans last night: “Soap operas have such a massive reach sometimes more so than big advertising campaigns.
The vaccines have been rigorously tested with three-stage trials and the results peer reviewed before approval by Britain’s health regulator, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).
The ITV soap was forced to shut down production after an outbreak of covid at the Leeds studios.
Jurell plays Nate Robinson in Emmerdale
A deep clean was undertaken to ensure other cast and crew safety after filming resumed.
Bosses at ITV decided to pause production on both soaps earlier this year to give staff a break during the pandemic.
A source said: “It’s been a really hard year for both soaps. They’ve had to work through the most difficult period in television history.
“Everyone has decided that a break is in order, which is almost unprecedented.
“The storyliners plan a long way in advance, and there’s certain things they’d have hoped they could write in for later in the year.
“But scenes that involve kissing, fighting and anything that really breaks social distancing are out for now. So there’s had to be rewrites.
The ITV soap was forced to shut down production last monthCredit: ITV
“Both soaps have the best writers in the business, so they’re going to use this time to refresh, take stock, and have a think about how they can tell the stories in the best and safest way.”
An Emmerdale spokeswoman said at the time: “We paused filming on Emmerdale last week due to some members of the team testing positive for Covid 19.
“We’ve carried out proper track and trace measures on those cases and undertook intensive cleaning of the production building, whilst reinforcing the health and safety protocols we have in place.”