Alicya Eyo is a British theatre, film and television actress, best known for playing Ruby Haswell in the ITV soap opera, Emmerdale and, previously, for playing Denny Blood in the prison drama series Bad Girls.
At the end of the sixth series (in which Eyo did not appear), the character of Denny Blood was voted the sixth favourite inmate on Bad Girls: Most Wanted. Denny’s tragic upbringing, lead to the touching and tragic storylines with her mother, Jessie Devlin (played by Denise Black), and the relationship with stand-in mother Yvonne Atkins (Linda Henry). Eyo also met the love of her life Shaz Wiley (Lindsey Fawcett), who died at the end of Series 4. Denny was devastated but found comfort in painting and was last seen being transferred to an open prison to serve the rest of her sentence. Just before Bad Girls was axed, the Bad Girls’ creators were going to ask Eyo to reprise her role as Denny.
During this time, Eyo also appeared in the film The Low Down, in an episode of Urban Gothic and in Tube Tales.
Since leaving Bad Girls, Eyo appeared in Holby City twice, as two separate characters, and the BBC daytime drama Doctors. Eyo plays Gaynor Harvey in Shed Productions drama Bombshell. However, Bombshell still has not been shown in the UK, but has aired in New Zealand.