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Tony Audenshaw

Antony Audenshaw (born Antony Lee; 6th September 1964 in Denton, Lancashire) is an English actor who has portrayed Bob Hope in Emmerdale since September 2000. He previously appeared in the show as Acky in October 1996.

Between 1994 and 1996, he appeared as PC Ian Coban in the Channel 4 soap Brookside. In December 2006, he appeared as himself alongside other members of the Emmerdale cast on a celebrity version of the television show Family Fortunes.

Audenshaw has completed ten Flora London Marathons. He is a regular guest on the weekly running podcast, Marathon Talk, where he presents a feature called Tony's Trials, in which he recounts a humorous anecdote from his week of training.

In 2010, he broke the Guinness World Record, for the fastest time set by a runner dressed as a baby, when he completed the London Marathon, in 3 hours and 13 minutes. He ran the Robin Hood Marathon in Nottingham on Sunday 12th September 2010 in 3 hours 54 minutes and 29 seconds. Audenshaw often runs in fancy dress for the charity Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research.

On the 17th April 2011, Audenshaw ran the 2011 London Marathon in 3 hours and 18 minutes dressed as a fairy.

Audenshaw is also the lead singer of a band called 'White Van Man', who collaborated with acclaimed opera singer Sean Ruane to release "Viva Englandia" in support of England's 2010 World Cup campaign.

In 2009, he appeared in an episode of Celebrity Mastermind, in which he won that particular episode. His specialist subject was 'British Birds'.

Audenshaw's wife, Ruth, died in April 2017 from pancreatic cancer, having been diagnosed in 2015.

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