'Emmerdale' fans baffled after no one in the village seems to notice SHOCK death

Kim Tate in Emmerdale
Kim was one of the few villagers to bother going to Andrea's funeral. (Image credit: ITV)

Emmerdale said a sad farewell to Andrea Tate in last night's episode, but eagle-eyed fans have noticed that none of the village residents seem to be that bothered about her demise. 

Wednesday evening's episode saw Andrea's memorial get underway after she was murdered in Survival Week by village killer, Meena Jutla

Poor Andrea happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time during Priya and Ellis's survival challenge last month and saw Meena trying to drown Vicitoa after she had fallen down a waterfall, instead of trying to pull her to safety. 

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Andrea was killed by Meena during the HOP survival challenge.  (Image credit: ITV)

Fans of the soap will know that this isn't the first time that Meena has got blood on her hands, having previously killed her best friend and also village teenager, Leanna.

But while her attempts to bump off Victoria didn't go to plan, Andrea signed her own death warrant by seeing killer Meena in action and ended up becoming her next victim after a terrifying game of cat and mouse in the maze.

As with Leanna's funeral, Meena made sure she was at Andrea's memorial to revel in the heartache she had caused, but while Andrea's secret killer might have made it to the funeral not many other villagers seemed to bother.

Charles leads Andrea's memorial service in Emmerdale

Where are all the mourners? 'Emmerdale' fans notice not many villagers turned up to say goodbye to Andrea.  (Image credit: ITV)

Apart from Kim Tate, who had an ongoing feud with Andrea, and her boyfriend Will, who was only there for a bit of moral support, the only real family at the memorial were Andrea's daughter, Millie, and her mother, Hazel, who arrived in the village only minutes before the service started.


A familiar face - Andrea's mum, Hazel, is played by former Coronation Street actress Kate Anthony. (Image credit: ITV)

Andrea's business partner, Leyla, was also there, as well as her vicar boyfriend, Charles, who was taking the service, but none of the other villagers appear to have really noticed that Andrea is even dead, let alone another find the time to pay their respects.

Fans took to social media to share their disappointment...

Fans also spotted that the actress playing Andra's mother, Hazel, has been seen in soapland before. The actress, Kate Anthony, will be familiar to viewers for her role as Molly Dobbs' Auntie in Coronation Street called Pam Hobsworth. 

The actress made 128 appearances in the role between 2008 and 2012 and has also appeared in shows like Doctors, Casualty, Holby City, and even EastEnders.

Emmerdale airs weeknights at 7pm on ITV, with an extra episode at 8pm on Thursdays - see our TV Guide for full listings. You can also catch up on ITV Hub now. 

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.