Channel 5's newest drama Love Rat follows the story of a new divorcee on holiday who finds herself involved with a mass fraudster.

Emma, played by Sally Lindsay, heads to Cyprus in hopes of healing from her recent divorce from Pete, Neil Morrissey.

But when Emma meets hotel owner Niko the pair quickly hit it off and a passionate romance between them forms. 

However, Emma's family soon become concerned when they learn she's decided to turn her back on her life in the UK and stay in Cyprus with Niko.

When Niko asks Emma for a large sum of money, she soon discovers he is not everything she thought and needs her family, including her ex-husband for support. 

Love Rat was created and written by TV writer Polly Buckle who has worked on many popular shows including the likes of A Discovery of Witches, No Escape and The Castaways.

Leading the cast of the new Channel 5 show is Coronation Street star Sally Lindsay who has previously appeared on Mount Pleasant, The Madame Blanc Mysteries, Still Open All Hours and Cold Call.

Actor Neil Morrissey also stars in Love Rat, Morrissey is best known for his work in Men Behaving Badly, Boon, Finders Keepers, The Good Karma Hosptial and the voice of Bob the Builder.

Channel 5 Love Rat full cast list:

  • Emma: Sally Lindsay
  • Pete: Neil Morrissey
  • Niko: Gerald Kyd
  • George: Ramon Tikaram
  • Susie: Imogen King
  • Christina: Louiza Patikas
  • Maria: Joanna Kalafatis
  • Freja: Camilla Roholm
  • Claire: Rina Mahoney

How to watch Love Rat

Love Rat will air on Channel 5 starting on Monday, March 11 at 9pm for four episodes airing over four back-to-back nights.

The drama will also be available to watch on My 5.