The actor, 24, has reportedly stuck up a romance during his time trying to crack America, as hes now said to be dating actress Lucy Heath while they were both in LA.
So doesnt look like Joe will be returning to the Dales any time soon.
An insider told The Sun: Its early days but Ned is really enjoying dating Lucy. They have both been in America recently looking for work and grew really close.
Ned usually likes to keep his love life private but has been taking Lucy to various events both in London and LA.
They have loads in common with their acting work and make a great looking couple – its just Neds fans who are gutted!
Lucy has acted in the likes of Mating Call and Stretching The Play having studied at the Guildford School Of Acting.
Joe Tate made one heck of a surprise return to Emmerdale last month after it was discovered he had not in fact been murdered by Cain Dingle (Jeff Hordley). Instead, Graham Foster (Andrew Scarborough) had helped him escape and lied to both Cain and Kim Tate (Claire King) in order to protect Joes life.
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