Emmerdale fans guess BIG character return after predicting christening twist

Emmerdale characters Kim and Gabby argue over the Christening plans.
Emmerdale fans have predicted a twist that will turn Gabby and Kim's lives upside down. (Image credit: ITV)

Emmerdale fans are convinced that a main character will be returning to the village after last night's drama leading up to the christening of Gabby's son, Thomas.

Viewers watched Kim and Gabby lock horns over the christening arrangements (on Wednesday, April 6) after it was revealed that Kim's granddaughter Millie wouldn't make it to the family celebration because she was unwell. 

Of course, this was all a ruse from Millie's other grandmother Hazel, who has been looking after the schoolgirl after Andrea was killed by Meena Jutla and Jamie Tate appeared to die after his car crashed into a freezing lake.

Gabby goes to visit Millie at Hazel's house in Emmerdale

Gabby visited Hazel to convince her to let Millie come to Thomas's christening.  (Image credit: ITV)

However, Emmerdale fans know that Jamie is actually alive and well and faked his own death to get away from his controlling mother's ways.

Determined to have all the family together, Gabby went to Hazel's house last night to persuade her to let Millie come to the christening... but despite hazel's claims that she was too poorly for the event, Gabby was shocked to see Millie playing in the garden, looking the picture of health.

Gabby goes to visit Millie at Hazel's house in Emmerdale

Gabby was confused to see Millie looking perfectly healthy.  (Image credit: ITV)

Shortly afterwards, Hazel was seen calling Jamie and explaining that they were going to have to let Millie go to the christening otherwise people would start getting suspicious... and fans are sure this storyline is going to lead to the huge revelation that Jamie isn't actually dead.

Viewers took to social media to share their theories that Jamie will soon be back in the village...

With Kim completely in the dark about her son's fake death, the return of Jamie Tate would certainly make baby Thomas's big day one to remember. 

But how could the news be revealed? Will Millie accidentally let slip that Jamie isn't dead? Or could Hazel be the one to accidentally reveal the shocking truth to Kim?

Emmerdale airs weeknights at 7.30 pm on ITV, with a hour-long episode on Thursdays — see our TV Guide for full listings. You can also catch up on ITV Hub

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.