Emmerdale announces five MAJOR spring storylines… as Mandy Dingle’s wedding faces tragedy, Harriet Finch’s guilt gets the better of her and dark secrets are unearthed
ITV has announced a series of major spring storylines for Emmerdale over the coming weeks.
Promising that ‘dark secrets’ are set to be unearthed on the soap, the network has teased that Mandy Dingle’s wedding will face tragedy, and that Harriet Finch’s guilt is set to get the better of her.
Mandy (Lisa Riley) and Paul Ashdale’s (Reece Dinsdale) wedding will face drama when Paul’s nasty ways – and his treatment of son Vinny (Bradley Johnson) – will risk coming to light.
The plot(s) thicken! ITV has announced a series of major spring storylines for Emmerdale over the coming weeks – including doom for Mandy Dingle’s wedding (Lisa Riley is pictured)
As a result, Mandy’s dream for a fairy-tale wedding is put in jeopardy.
The plot surrounding vicar Harriet (Katherine Dow Blyton) is set to thicken after her unexplained disappearance.
Unbeknownst to the rest of the village, Harriet will remain closed off in the cellar, riddled with guilt after covering up DI Malone’s murder.
As Will Taylor (Dean Andrews) is the only one who knows she’s there, he deceives the other residents of Emmerdale, lying to them that she is away on a retreat.
Atonement! Harriet Finch’s guilt is set to get the better of her (Katherine Dow Blyton is pictured)
But the cat looks to be let out of the bag, when Kim Tate (Claire King) drops by and hears noises in the cellar.
Will takes it upon himself to distract Kim and keep Harriet hidden away to atone.
Bob Hope (Tony Audenshaw) runs the risk of ruining his relationship with Wendy Posner (Susan Cookson) when jealousy gets the better of him.
Faith Dingle (Sally Dexter) moves in with her grandson Nate Robinson (Jurell Carter), his partner Tracy Metcalfe (Amy Walsh) and their newborn daughter.
But she risks their trust when she starts to revert to her old dastardly ways.
Old tricks? Faith Dingle (Sally Dexter, pictured) moves in with her grandson. But she risks his trust when she starts to revert to her old dastardly ways
The green-eyed monster: Bob Hope (Tony Audenshaw, pictured) runs the risk of ruining his relationship with Wendy Posner (Susan Cookson)
Rounding off the quintet of new storylines, Jimmy King (Nick Miles) and wife Nicola (Nicola Wheeler) will face more drama as the battle to keep custody of Jimmy’s son continues.
The pair start to feel the strain on their romance – made worse when they realise a private investigator is spying on them.
Nicola recently spoke about how Emmerdale – and other soaps – are leading the way for women in TV.
Speaking to Digital Spy magazine, Nicola said: ‘Soap definitely wasn’t afraid to say that females could take the central role. I think they realised their biggest audience was probably females!
Under strain: Rounding off the quintet of new storylines, Jimmy King (Nick Miles) and wife Nicola (Nicola Wheeler, pictured) will face more drama as the battle to keep custody of Jimmy’s son continues
‘Women, for some reason, cannot age and cannot put on weight. When men do that, they tend to be seen as more interesting by the industry and they get the interesting roles…
‘There seems to be an attitude that people don’t want to see older women on screen, and I’m not so sure that’s true.
‘I think it’s more to do with the attitudes of people who are making things! Maybe that will change as women take on more producer roles.’
Weighing in: Nicola recently spoke about how Emmerdale – and other soaps – are leading the way for women in TV
On the lack of opportunities as a young actress, Nicola added: ‘I remember that when I was at drama school, we were taken on in a ratio of 2:1. It would be two males to one female.
‘Our drama school wasn’t being sexist, they were just adamant that unfortunately that was the ratio of the roles available.
‘We were warned as young actresses that there just weren’t the roles out there. A lot of plays were centred around men, but there weren’t as many female roles in theatre. But I do think that is changing now.’
Emmerdale continues on ITV on Thursday at 7PM and 8PM.