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Having a conversation with Emily Atack is genuinely like chatting to a friend that you’ve known for years. Not only is the down-to-earth 31-year-old open, warm and engaging, but her glorious lack of filter means it’s not long before you’re laughing out loud.

The same can be said for her stand-up comedy sketch series, The Emily Atack Show. Back for a second instalment next week, the ITV2 programme sees Emily chatting to viewers like they’re her extended WhatsApp group about a variety of hot topics, from relationships to body image.

In between her stand-up routines, she’ll also be showing off her hilarious celebrity impressions and sketches. “I want people to feel like they’re sitting with me in a pub chatting about slightly raucous, hilarious things,” the Inbetweeners actress tells OK! .

“I overshare, it’s part of who I am, and I’ve always been like that.”

Here, the star, who recently split from her ex-boyfriend Jude Taylor, tells us about the subjects she tackles head-on and why being single in your thirties shouldn’t be shameful…

Hi Emily. What was your favourite topic to do stand-up about this series?

I loved the holiday episode. Talking about that was really fun, especially reminiscing. The writing process is me sitting in a room with the writers where I just talk about everything that’s ever happened to me on a holiday. We sit around laughing and then come up with characters and scenes related to it. I hope people resonate with that as we’ve all been on those mad Zante and Magaluf-style trips. It’s got an Inbetweeners vibe.

Would your writers’ meetings be unairable then?

Oh God, yeah! So much that comes out of my mouth is unairable. [Laughs] I’m really bad – or some say it’s a good thing – because I share so much. For the second series, I had to say to myself, “Emily, when you stand up there and talk about all those things, they are going to air on television. You’re not just in the pub talking to your friends!” But I enjoy doing that. I overshare, it’s part of who I am, and I’ve always been like that. My poor mum has her head in her hands all the time!

Are there any new celebrity impressions to look forward to?

I do Davina McCall, Lorraine Kelly and Anna Richardson. Davina was the hardest one. I thought I’d give it a go as the script idea was in the style of Long Lost Family, but with long lost items that you lose on holiday. I actually get more nervous about the impressions than anything else. But I do it in a very tongue-in-cheek way, so I hope people find it fun.

Did any of the stars you did impressions of in series one get in touch?

I went on This Morning and they showed the Holly Willoughby farting sketch. Beforehand, everyone was saying to me, “Have you asked her if you can do that?” and I said, “No, surely she’ll be fine with it.” But then I started to get worried. So when I heard they were playing the clip, I knew she found it funny. I only ever do impressions of women that I love, admire and look up to. I love them so much for being such good sports about it.

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One of the topics you talk about is body image, and you’re always refreshingly honest about the struggles women face…

Look, I’m a woman who cares very much about her body image and I have my good days and my bad days with it. But, it’s funny, as I could have a really down day where I go, “I really feel I need to lose weight and maybe I’m eating and drinking too much,” and then someone goes, “Do you want to go to the gym?” and I reply, “No, I can’t be bothered!” So I can’t care that much! I’ll work out every now and then for my mental health, but in reality I’m never going to be a girl who squats, or has one of those incredible athletic bodies. I wish it could be, but I think I love carbs too much!

What’s your relationship with the gym like now?

When I have time to go regularly it’s so great for my mind and I make better decisions afterwards. But I’m one of those people who goes through phases with it. Sometimes I’ll put a bit of timber on here and there if I’ve been having a bit too much wine at the weekends, so then I go, “OK, I’ve put on a bit of weight, so I’ll go on the treadmill twice a week for a little bit.” For me, it’s important to look healthy and feel healthy, it’s not about having a perfect, athletic body.

You’re recently single. How are you feeling?

I am single. Being single isn’t always a happy thing, but I definitely think it isn’t a bad thing. And it shouldn’t be seen as something that’s shameful if you’re in your thirties and single. As I say, being single isn’t always great, but sometimes it’s really great. So yeah, I’m fine.

Do you feel there’s pressure on women to settle down?

I definitely think there’s pressure in society on women to have everything nailed at certain times. I have different groups, I’ve got my married friends who I go to when I want a wholesome weekend and want to hold some babies, but then I’ve got my day-to-day group of girls that I’ve had since I was 11 years old and they are still massive, idiotic children. We’re all the same age but we still go to Ibiza and get Domino’s Pizza at the weekend. Sometimes we look around and go, “We need to grow up!” but we just love having fun. So I definitely think there’s a pressure, but it’s up to you what you do with it and whether you allow it to get to you. Or you just go to Ibiza with your mates, have fun and think, “This is my life right now. Maybe one day it’ll be something different, but right now it’s this.”

Are you enjoying your thirties?

I still feel like I’m 16 years old. I find it mad that I get keys given to me and I have to live in a house by myself. I feel like I’m a child in my head. I don’t feel older, I don’t feel wiser. But there are definitely certain things I do differently and now, I don’t look at my life in a certain age bracket, as it all blends into one eventually.

Your mum Kate Robbins recently joined EastEnders…

I’m really proud of her. It’s a unique relationship to have with your mum – to climb the showbiz ladder and have the ups and downs of it together. She’s riding another great wave at the moment and watching your mum pop up on Albert Square is pretty cool.

The Emily Atack Show airs on Thursdays at 10pm on ITV2. For the latest updates on Emily and more celebrity interviews, sign up to our daily OK! newsletter.

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