Emmerdale fans 'uncover' the CHILLING true identity of village newcomer Charles

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Emmerdale fans are convinced Charles isn't who he says he is...

Emmerdale fans have been left convinced there is more to the new vicar in the village than meets the eye.

Newcomer Charles Anderson, played by Kevin Mathurin, arrived in Emmerdale just before Christmas to lend village vicar, Harriet Finch, a hand.

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Emmerdale fans think Charles is more than just a village vicar (Picture: ITV)

However, Charles has proved to be more of a hindrance than a help after noticing that the grave Harriet and Will his Malone's body in had been disturbed.

Panic in the village 

The pair were forced to move Malone's body after a parishioner wanted to have her late father's body exhumed and moved to be closer to her home.

But the big problem was, Malone has been sharing the grave with an unsuspecting corpse and Harriet had to act fast before her dark secret was uncovered.

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Harriet is desperate to keep the truth about Malone's death a secret (Picture: ITV)

Will and Harriet managed to get Malone's body into a new hiding spot in the grounds of Home Farm... but not without Charles noticing that something was amiss in the graveyard.

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Covering her tracks 

Last night's Emmerdale saw Harriet concoct a cover story about why the grave looked like it had been tampered with... and thankfully Charles seems to buy it.

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Charles seemed to buy Harriet's cover story - but could he be a police officer working under cover? (Picture: ITV)

However, fans are convinced that won't be the end of the drama, and that Charles is actually an undercover police officer...

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Whether Charles is on to Harriet remains to be seen, but this is just the start of the drama the new vicar and his son, Ethan.

Ethan is set to find himself caught up in a big new storyline twist when Sarah Sugden brings trouble to his door.

Soon he finds himself at the mercy of the Dingles... but could Ethan's drama make Charles forget all about the disturbed grave for now?

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.