Emmerdale fans thrilled by THIS Dingle legend's comeback: 'Finally, she's back!'

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The Charity Dingle we all know and love is finally back on our screens...

Emmerdale fans are over the moon to have Charity Dingle (Emma Atkins) back to her usual feisty self after months of wallowing after her split from fiancee Vanessa Woodfield (Michelle Hardwick).

Viewers have watched Charity on a downward spiral recently where she has been drinking, pushing her family away and getting up to all sorts of mischief with newcomer, Mackenzie.

Charity is hurt in Emmerdale

Charity has been in self-destruct mode since her split from Vanessa (Picture: ITV)

But thankfully Charity has finally turned a corner since the start of the year, realising that Noah and Sarah needed her.

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However, while she has been struggling to build bridges with the pair, little does she know Sarah has got herself into a whole heap of bother with troublemaking Danny.

Tonight's Emmerdale saw Charity confront Sarah after she spotted her with Danny in the village last night.

Sarah Sugden in Emmerdale

Sarah's behaviour hasn't gone unnoticed by Charity, who is back to her usual self (Picture: ITV)

But while Sarah quickly denied having anything to do with the drugs that she secretly planted on Ethan, Charity knew she was lying.

However, it wasn't Sarah's bad behaviour that got fans talking.

Charity is BACK! 

Instead it was their happiness at seeing the Charity we all know and love being back on our screens.

Fans took to social media to share how pleased they were to have Charity back to her usual feisty self...

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Trouble on the horizon 

But while Charity might be back on form, that doesn't mean Sarah is out of trouble.

Newcomer Ethan knows she's linked to the drugs found in his pocket, and he is determined to get to the bottom of what happened.

Emmerdale, Ethan

Ethan knows that Sarah is linked to the drugs found in his coat pocket (Picture: ITV) (Image credit: ITV)

However, finding yourself at war with the Dingles isn't the best way to settle into a new life in the village.

Will Sarah eventually come clean about what happened?

Or will she just sit back and watch Ethan's career as a lawyer go down the pan?

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.