Emmerdale favourite Faith Dingle to cause chaos with SHOCK return

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Strict Embargo - No use until 00:01 Wednesday 13th January 2021 <a href="/emmerdale/" data-source-seowords>Emmerdale</a> - 2021 FAITH RETURNS BUT CAN SHE BE FORGIVEN? The Dingle family will be thrown into chaos when Faith Dingle makes a return to Emmerdale next month. Acclaimed actress Sally Dexter returned to filming last week to reprise the role of faith who and will be on screen next month. Faith, mother of Chas and Cain played by Lucy Pargeter and Jeff Hordley, was last seen leaving in a taxi after finally revealing to Cain that she was the one who drove his son Nate’s mum away when she was pregnant with him and kept this secret from him ever since. To make things worse, Cain also found out his son Nate, Jurrell Carter, was having an affair with his wife Moira, in an act of revenge to his absent father. Cain made it clear to Faith that if she didn’t leave Emmerdale he would and she emotionally accepted her fate and left. In scenes coming up viewers will see Moria, Natalie J Robb, bump into Faith dressed in a full mourner’s outfit. Faith is desperate to get away and in the process steals a hearse. But she later turns up in the village to ask Moira if she thinks Cain could ever forgive her. With Cain and Nate’s relationship finally thawing it’s safe to say that Faith’s return throws a spanner in the works for not just them but the entire Dingle family. Picture contact David.crook@itv.com Photographer - Mark Bruce This photograph is (C) ITV Plc and can only be reproduced for editorial purposes directly in connection with the programme or event mentioned above, or ITV plc. Once made available by ITV plc Picture Desk, this photograph can be reproduced once only up until the transmission [TX] date and no reproduction fee will be charged. Any subsequent usage may incur a fee. This photograph must not be manipulated [excluding basic cropping] in a manner which alters the visual appearance of the person photographed deemed detrimental or inappropriate by ITV plc Picture Desk. This photograph must not be syndicated to any other company, publication or website, or permanently archived, without the express written permission of ITV Picture Desk. Full Terms and conditions are available on www.itv.com/presscentre/itvpictures/terms

Emmerdale star Sally Dexter will be back on our screens as Faith Dingle next month

Emmerdale will to see Faith Dingle make her long-awaited comeback to the village next month as Sally Dexter reprises her role as the Dingle matriarch.

The last time we saw Faith she was leaving Emmerdale in a taxi after the truth about Nate Robinson emerged.

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Faith is back in the village next month, but how will Cain react to seeing her again? (Picture: ITV)

Nate turned out to be the son Cain Dingle (Jeff Hordley) didn't even know he had... however it was the shocking secret that Faith had driven Nate's mother away when she was pregnant that really left Cain reeling.

Stunned at Faith's dark betrayal, Cain told her that if she didn't leave Emmerdale then he would.

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Realising that her son needed time to come to terms with what she'd done, Faith made her exit from the village - and the Dingle family.

Welcome back! 

However, Faith is back next month. But how will Cain react to seeing his estranged mum back in the village?

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Faith is up to no good when Moira bumps into her next month (Picture: ITV)

Viewers will see Moira Dingle (Natalie J Robb) bump into Faith at random, but of course Faith is up to no good as always.

Dressed as an undertaker and in the process of stealing a hearse, Faith is desperate to get away from Moira and her questions.

But seeing Moira again leaves Faith determined to make amends with her son, and soon she turns up in the village to ask Moira if she thinks Cain will ever forgive her.

Can Cain forgive and forget?

Can the pair start to build bridges now that Nate and Cain's relationship is on track? Or is what Faith did all those years ago still too painful?

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Faith will be joining the rest of the Dingle family in Emmerdale (Picture: ITV) (Image credit: AMY BRAMMALL)

Speaking of her return to Emmerdale, Sally said: "It’s wonderful to be back in Emmerdale again.

"From the first day I felt like I was getting a big warm family hug from everyone, it’s a really special show!"

Emmerdale Producer, Sophie Roper added: "I’m delighted to see the return of much-loved character Faith Dingle to the village.

"A character bursting with fun, Faith’s certainly set to ruffle a few feathers and will test the Dingle’s loyalties like never before.

"We’re absolutely thrilled to welcome Sally back to Emmerdale, an actor exuding vibrant charm."

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

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