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Emmerdale's Lucy Pargeter and Ryan Hawley talk Chas and Robert's escalating hostility (VIDEO)

Chas has unknowingly put herself in deadly danger, since she threatened to expose Robert and Aaron's affair (opens in new tab) to Robert's unsuspecting wife, Chrissie. Determined to protect his deadly secrets, Robert is ready to do whatever it takes and has already tried to bump off Chas... twice!

"If Chas knew what Robert was really capable of, she'd get in there and stand up to him," reckons Lucy Pargeter, who plays Chas. "There's no way she'd go, 'Oh, he's dangerous!' and back off. Chas has never done that in her life."

But while Emmerdale viewers wait to see if Robert will finally be exposed for the part he played in the death of Chas's best friend, Katie, at Wylie's Farm back in February, Ryan Hawley who plays Robert isn't giving anything away...

"That's what keeps us on our toes. If I tell you anything, I'll have to kill you!" he laughs.

Check out our video chat with Ryan and Lucy as they tell us why there's no love lost between Robert and Chas and don't miss the latest happenings in the village, weeknights on ITV.

Simon has long been a fan of soap operas, and especially loves OVER-THE-TOP plots involving evil twins, hair-pulling catfights and natural disasters.

Anyone remember the Sunset Beach earthquake/tidal wave?

Or when Krystle Carrington got locked in the attic and replaced by look-a-like Rita in Dynasty?!


Simon has written for a variety of TV and childrens’ magazines/websites including Inside Soap, Nickelodeon, What’s On TV, Radio Times, Metro, Girl Talk, Disney Girl, Toxic! and Digital Spy.

He has reported LIVE from the red carpet at The British Soap Awards interviewing glammed-up stars from soapland, and hosted a Facebook LIVE session for Metro with Home and Away legend Ray Meagher (Alf "Stone the flamin' crows!" Stewart) to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Aussie soap.


Simon is also co-author of The Treasures Of Coronation Street (Carlton Books)


And the writer and director of (very!) low budget fright flick, Midsummer Night's EVIL and the sequel webisodes series, The Hatchet Woods HORROR.