EMMERDALE will air an explosive flashback episode at Christmas, boss Jane Hudson has revealed.
The executive producer has revealed all about what fans can expect from the ITV soap this festive season.
Emmerdale is set for a dramatic Christmas
William Ash is joining the soap as Cain’s brother – and the boss has revealed answers are coming
Fans were recently left confused when it was announced that actor William Ash was joining the soap as Cain and Chas Dingle’s secret long-lost brother.
And now Jane has revealed that all will be explained in the dramatic flashback episode on Boxing Day.
She told HOAR: “Cain will get a visit from his brother on Christmas Day, Caleb, played by Will Ash.
“I think viewers are going to absolutely fall in love with him.
“When Caleb visits Cain in prison we will discover that Cain knew Caleb exists and he’s known about him for 30 years and 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.”
She added: “We have three fantastic actors playing our young Cain, Caleb and Chas. Adrian the actor who plays Cain he actually studied lots of footage of Jeff and his positions and his poses and how he speaks, and it’s incredible when you watch.
“There’s one pose in particular when he leans against a wall and it’s like ‘that’s jeff’ it’s so bizarre. But it’s a brilliant rewind episode which will explain a lot about their family history.”
And she confirmed that Caleb will be sticking around long-term.
“As much as Cain wants Caleb to disappear for another 30 years, Caleb’s not going to have that,” Jane added.
“He wants to meet his sister Chas, he wants to meet the rest of his extended family and could he be the answer to all the Dingle’s prayers in regards to Cain being locked up? You’ll have to wait to find out that one.”
Jane also insisted Christmas would be a much happier affair than the village has been recently, though not for everyone.
The producer said: “I think it was really important for us after our big October month where four people died that we do have some of our Christmas episodes as feel good with an importance of togetherness and family and friends and checking in on each other and making sure you’re ok.
“It’s not all going to be like that we’ve got Paddy and Chas who are absolutely in their worst place and the affair’s been discovered and they are forced to spend Christmas Day together. And it does not go well.”
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