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Emmerdale spoilers! Flashback episode reveals Charity Dingle's past

Emmerdale spoilers! Flashback episode reveals Charity Dingle's past

Find out what happened to Charity Dingle all those years ago...

Charity Dingle recently told girlfriend Vanessa about her terrible teenage years, falling into prostitution and being sexually assaulted by crooked copper DI Bails.

In this special flashback episode, viewers will see the teenage Charity (played by Mica Proctor) and find out how she ended-up on the streets and came to meet dodgy policeman, Mark Bails.

As Charity re-lives the painful memories of what happened back then, the question is can she find a way to get justice in the present?

Mica Proctor plays the teenage Charity Dingle in a special flashback episode of Emmerdale. (Picture: ITV)

Mica Proctor plays the teenage Charity Dingle in a special flashback episode of Emmerdale. (Picture: ITV)

Emmerdale producer Iain MacLeod says: "Charity is a character with a complicated, fascinating and heartbreaking history – some of which has previously only been alluded to on screen.

"We wanted to do one of our signature, stylised episodes to fill in the blanks and explore the devastating, formative experiences she went through as a vulnerable teenager – adding in a massive surprise for viewers in the process."

Emmerdale continues weekdays at 7:00pm 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.