Inside Emmerdale’s Billy star Jay Kontzle’s stunning Manchester family home

Inside Emmerdale’s Billy star Jay Kontzle’s stunning Manchester family home

Jay Kontzle can currently be found lighting up screens on Emmerdale where he plays Billy Fletcher.

The 30-year-old landed the part in 2018 and has proved popular with viewers ever since.

However, his appearances on screen have left soap fans curious about his life off-screen.

The TV star lives in Manchester in a plush home with his wife and their two young children, KaiBo, four, and two-year-old Zian.

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Jay lives in the perfect family home in Manchester, a commute from the Emmerdale studios in Leeds.

The proud Dad is forever sharing pictures from inside the home which features plenty of toys for their two young children.

Jay landed the part in Emmerdale in 2018 after being tipped off about a casting session by his friend, Hollyoaks star Jamie Lomas.

He said: "It wasn’t until I went that everything fell into place and the role really suited me. It’s been a very busy and exciting time since then and I am very happy."

Before that, his main TV credit was a part in the Channel 4 series Fresh Meat starring Jack Whitehall.

You may also recognise Jay from his appearance on Britain’s Got Talent.

He was one-quarter of boyband The Mend who made it through to the live finals in 2012.

The band was formed in 2008 by ex-Take That manager Nigel Martin-Smith and had a huge legion of fans before they announced their split in 2015.

Jay told Cheshire Live: "Being part of The Mend was a huge life experience for me and some of the best times of my life.


"Obviously being on tour and performing live on TV gave me so much experience, but as we grew older we realised that as a boy band that catered for teenagers, we couldn’t keep re-inventing ourselves."

It was through his band that he met his artist wife Mimi when she attended one of their gigs. The couple married in 2017.

Speaking about their wedding, Mimi told OK!: "We just had family there and it was really nice. It was inevitable that we were going to get married, so we thought, why not do it now!"

Discussing their family life with their two young children, she added: "It's hard work but it's worth it. But this age is the best age because they're so loving."

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