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SHOCK in Emmerdale as Charity cheats on Vanessa with dangerous stranger

Charity is lonely in Emmerdale

Emmerdale couple Charity and Vanessa hit the rocks next week...

Charity Dingle plays with fire in next week’s Emmerdale when she kisses a random stranger. 

Fans have watched Charity (Emma Atkins) worry about her relationship with Vanessa (Michelle Hardwick) over recent weeks as they spend more time apart.

Charity is gutted in Emmerdale

Charity is set to cheat on Vanessa next week (Picture: ITV)

But things take a shocking turn next week when Charity does the unthinkable and cheats on her fiancee.

Charity's heartache 

The drama starts when an upset Charity tells Tracy that Vanessa couldn’t get back to her mum’s quick enough after the custody hearing. 

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Charity breaks down, telling Tracy that she is convinced Vanessa is having an affair. 

Charity is gutted in Emmerdale

Charity is upset when Vanessa fails to come home after the custody hearing (Picture: ITV)

But while Tracy laughs off the idea, Charity is deadly serious and slams out of the house to go for a drive and clear her head. 

When she ends up in a countryside lay-by, she contemplates phoning Vanessa, but decides against it. 

The mysterious stranger

However, as Charity goes to drive away, another car crashes into her and soon an argument breaks out between her and the other driver.

Charity breaks down in Emmerdale

Charity is convinced that Vanessa is cheating on her next week... (Picture: ITV)

It's only when the mysterious driver offers to pay her off there and then that Charity realises something isn't right.

Despite being offered £500, Charity holds out for £1000.

However, as they argue over the cash, Charity starts to warm to the stranger's charm and she accepts his offer of £500.

But as the sparks start to fly between the pair, Charity is soon kissing the mysterious stranger, before making a dash for it.

Vanessa hurts Charity

Is this the end for Charity and Vanessa? (Picture: ITV)

However, soon cheating on Vanessa is the least of her worries when she hears a noise coming from the stranger's car boot.

As she goes to investigate, his mood soon changes and he warns her to leave... but what is he hiding and who is this man?

And will Charity regret ever crossing paths with the mysterious driver?

Emmerdale airs weeknights at 7pm on ITV, with an extra episode at 8pm on Thursdays - see our TV Guide for full listings.

Claire Crick
Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch

Claire is Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch and has been a journalist for over 15 years, writing about everything from soaps and TV to beauty, entertainment, and even the Royal Family. After starting her career at a soap magazine, she ended up staying for 13 years, and over that time she’s pulled pints in the Rovers Return, sung karaoke in the Emmerdale village hall, taken a stroll around Albert Square, and visited Summer Bay Surf Club in sunny Australia. 


After learning some tricks of the trade at websites Digital Spy, Entertainment Daily, and Woman & Home, Claire landed a role at What’s On TV and whattowatch.com writing about all things TV and film, with a particular love for Aussie soaps, Strictly Come Dancing and Bake Off


She’s interviewed everyone from June Brown — AKA Dot Cotton — to Michelle Keegan, swapped cooking tips with baking legend Mary Berry backstage at the NTAs, and danced the night away with soap stars at countless awards bashes. There’s not a lot she doesn’t know about soaps and TV and can be very handy when a soapy question comes up in a pub quiz! 


As well as all things soap-related, Claire also loves running, spa breaks, days out with her kids, and getting lost in a good book.