It's not been long since village vet Vanessa forgave her fella, Kirin, for losing his cool with their crying baby, Johnny. Vanessa has agreed to give Kirin another chance. But little does she know, he's hiding a shock secret. He was the hit-and-run driver (opens in new tab) responsible for the death of Paddy and Rhona's friend, Tess!
"Vanessa and Kirin try and be a normal family but she can see he's struggling," says Emmerdale star Michelle Hardwick, who plays Vanessa. "Viewers will know the real reason is because of what he's done."
With the shock truth about Kirin's crime threatening to wreck their happy family, how will Vanessa cope with single motherhood if Kirin ends up going to prison?
After all, we know Adam Fielding who plays Kirin has now left the soap.
"I'm certainly going to miss Adam and his madness on set!" smiles Michelle. "So we're going to see Vanessa juggling single motherhood and working as well. And with everything that is happening now with Rhona and Paddy she's got to be there for her best mate. As far as relationships go, there's only one man in her life at the moment and that's little baby Johnny. She doesn't need anybody else."
Watch the interview with Michelle Hardwick, above.
Emmerdale continues weeknights on ITV at 7pm.
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)
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