Emmerdale favorite Charley Webb took to Instagram to share her pet-related drama with followers after the household acquired a pet hamster. Charley , who’s greatest identified for enjoying Debbie Dingle within the ITV cleaning soap, spoke of her distress after being saved awake all evening by their new furry buddy.
The mum-of-three from Bury posted an image of herself trying on the finish of her tether as she wrote: “This is not a joke. The hamster has kept me awake all night. WHAT THE HELL?”
She explained to her 562,000 followers that what she had thought was an alarm was actually the tiny animal’s squeaking wheel. “I thought I could hear some sort of high pitch alarm, got up. It was the bloody hamsters wheel squeaking,” she wrote next to the picture of herself with a pained expression.
And she revealed that their two-year-old son Ace had slept through the commotion. Ace slept through, hamster did not,” she said. Charley then updated in despair to say followers had been messaging her to point out that hamsters are nocturnal and become active at night.
Sharing another snap of herself wearing comfy trousers she said she was on the verge of tears about her sleepless night, writing: “This will be me, all day. If one more person tells me they’re nocturnal, I think I’ll sob.”
According to the RSPCA web site: “Hamsters are nocturnal, with large eyes and a retina dominated by rods – the part of the eye that can function in lower light.”
Charley, 34, beforehand shared her annoyance after her Emmerdale co-star husband Matthew Wolfenden, 41, stated ‘sure’ to the hamster after their six-year-old Bowie requested for the pet.
“I stated no to the hamster, Matthew has stated sure to the hamster,” she told fans. “Not only has he said yes to the hamster, he then said it’ll need a friend, so we’ll have to get two hamsters.”
Charley then set up a poll on Instagram stories, asking “do we get them?.” She added the choices “simply let him”, or “absolutely wouldn’t”, so followers might be a part of the talk.
And she up to date to say: “The face of a hungover mother that’s just been roped into getting a hamster. I literally don’t like anything that moves so this is a big deal.”