Emmerdale boss teases major return for next summer with explosive storyline

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EMMERDALE boss Jane Hudson has teased a major return for the soap next summer in an explosive storyline.

The executive producer has opened up about the chances of viewers seeing a familiar face back in the village.

Could the return be another Dingle for Emmerdale?

Speaking to HOAR and other media, Jane teased next year’s big storylines when she made the reveal.

“We are busy working on summer storylines and I always like to have a summer spectacular. 

“So if I say that, I have to come up with something now!”

Asked about the potential of returns, she said: “Ooh! I can’t tell you! I can’t say! 

“We’re working on June storylines at the minute and I thought [about a return] and thought: ‘Viewers would love that!'”

Meanwhile Jane also revealed that Cain Dingle’s long-lost brother Caleb will arrive on Christmas Day.

And then there will be a special flashback episode on Boxing Day revealing the full story. 

“Cain will get a visit from his brother on Christmas Day – Caleb, played by Will Ash,” she said. 

“On Boxing Day, we will rewind to 1992 and we will discover how Cain and Caleb first met, why Cain then rejected him from his life, and what was going on with Chas at that point.”

And she told how Chas Dingle will finally be exposed as a cheat.

“We’ve got Paddy and Chas, who are absolutely in their worst place,” she said. 

“The affair’s been discovered and they are forced to spend Christmas Day together – and it does not go well.

“We’re continuing our story with Chas and Paddy and how you navigate trying to be the best parents you can when your marriage is falling to pieces and one of you has had an affair.”