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Emmerdale reveals this year's Christmas storylines - and it's going to be 'EXPLOSIVE!'

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Emmerdale bosses have revealed that 'secrets, lies and revelations' have been lined up for everyone's favourite village residents this Christmas...

Everyone knows that Christmas is always a huge in Soapland, with each show trying to win the coveted festive ratings by airing the most gripping episodes of the year. But what Emmerdale Christmas dramas can we expect to be watching while eating our turkey sandwiches this year?

Emmerdale's Executive Producer Jane Hudson revealed at a recent press event that Christmas storylines are already being written for 2019 and they're going to be bigger and better than ever...

Emmerdale summer 2019

This autumn's storylines will be setting the scene for Emmerdale's Christmas bombshells (Picture: ITV)

"We’re just storylining Emmerdale Christmas 2019. We’ve got lot of secrets, lies, revelations, everything we’ve been building up to will explode at Christmas.

So far we know there will be huge drama heading for the village this autumn as a fire grips the Sharma's factory, leaving Tracy trapped inside fighting for her life.

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We will also see Robert's vendetta against Victoria's rapist, Lee, take a sinister turn, as well as Cain discovering the truth about Moira's affair with farmhand, Nate.

There will also be a new character joining the show who is set to cause trouble for Nate, as well as the return of fan favourite Mandy Dingle.

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And Jane has promised that all these massive stories are setting the scene for what will be hitting our screens this Christmas.

Amy confides in Nate about Moira in Emmerdale

Nate and Moira's affair is set to be a huge storyline dominating our screens for the rest of the year (Picture: ITV)

But it's not just the festive season that Emmerdale bosses have planned big things for. Jane also hinted that January will be huge for the soap...

"What is happening this autumn is going to lead us into another special week early in the new year. So we have got a hell of a lot going on!"

Emmerdale airs weeknights at 7pm on ITV, with an extra episode at 8pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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.