Emmerdale boss reveals legendary character is making a shock return and has already begun filming


EMMERDALE is bringing back a major beloved character in the coming weeks, boss Jane Hudson has revealed.

The executive producer has teased that viewers can expect a “much loved” legend returning to the village – and the actor or actress has already started filming.

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A familiar face will be returning to the village

Speaking at a 2021 preview to HOAR, Jane said: “We have got a very much loved character coming back to the village. 

“They are fantastic, they light up the screen. They have already returned to shooting. 

“We are massively excited so look forward to a much-loved face returning soon.”

HOAR can confirm the returning face will be revealed within the next few weeks.

Kim Tate has already made her glamorous return

The villagers will be happy to see a familiar face

Jane also teased an action-packed year with major storylines kicking off.

“We have births, wedding, funerals, relationships starting and ending. It’s a massive year – we have loads coming up. 

“We will keep drip feeding across the year.”

Jane also confirmed the soap will continue filming during the third national lockdown.

Storylines including Mandy, Vinny and Paul will start to develop even more as the year goes on

The cast will follow all safety precautions to make sure they don’t spread Covid-19

She said: “We are still shooting – we stood down in March as they were no safety procedures in place. 

“We returned in May and our strict procedures are safe – we have social distancing and masks. Everyone is glad to be on set so we will continue. It is so crucial that people have something familiar and it’s escapism. Something you can rely to be there.

“Soaps are invaluable – all of them. We’re all there making sure viewers have that place to escape to for a night. We are shooting, that will continue, touch wood!”


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