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Derek Benrose

Derek Benrose. Chuckle Brothers lookalike.

was a character in Emmerdale from 2010 to 2011. He seemed nice at first but raped Lisa Dingle when they were working overtime alone one night at the Sharma factory where Derek worked at the time. Derek was played by Stephen Bent.


Derek Benrose was born in 1954


In November 2010 Derek Benrose begun work for Jai Sharma at the Sharma factory in Emmerdale Village. He was quite chatty and friendly. He became friends with Lisa Dingle, a worker at the factory and her husband Zak Dingle. Derek did occasionally act a little bit sinister. In Janaury 2011, Derek and Lisa were working overtime alone at the factory. They had a cup of tea in the works kitchen. Derek made a pass at Lisa and Lisa brushed it off as being friendly but then Derek would not let go. He then locked the door and raped Lisa. Lisa was left reeling after the ordeal.

He began dating Lisa’s friend, Lizzie Lakely. Lisa revealed in front of the factory workers that Derek had raped her.

Lisa soon told Zak and Zak went after Derek. In May 2011, Derek was up on trial for raping another woman but was acquitted of raping Lisa due to lack of evidence. This left the Dingles distraught.

As of 2022, Derek is probably still in prison.


Siblings 1 brother

Nephews 1 nephew