New love interest for THIS Emmerdale favourite will send shockwaves around the village

(Image credit: ITV)

Has Moira Dingle found herself a new man?

There is romance heading for Emmerdale next week when Moira Dingle flirts up a storm with a new love interest. But Cain Dingle (Jeff Hordley) isn't happy when the news reaches him.

With Cain and Moira's marriage over, it seems there's no better time for Moira to start moving on with her life.

Ricky and Moira cross paths in Emmerdale

Moira and Ricky flirt up a storm (Picture: ITV)

But little does she know, Cain spent lockdown thinking about their relationship and came to the conclusion that he still loves her.

WHAT IS ON TONIGHT? Check out our NEW and improved TV Guide

Moira's love life started looking up when she bumps into restaurant boss Ricky at David's shop.

The pair first met when Rhona Goskirk (Zoe Henry) set up a meeting with Ricky a few weeks ago with the prospect of the farm supplying the meat for his chain of restaurants.

But the job was too much for Moira and she turned it down flat... only for Rhona and Nate to secretly go into business together.

Cain is gutted in Emmerdale

Cain is secretly gutted when he hears Moira is moving on (Picture: ITV)

Moira is firmly in the dark about Rhona and Nate joining forces, and so when Ricky tells the pair that Moira will be joining them for their next business meeting, they start to panic.

Terrified that their secret business will be rumbled, the pair try to think of a way to keep the news from Moira.

Romance for Moira?

Meanwhile, things are hotting up between Moira and Ricky and the pair enjoy flirting up a storm.

But, as always, nothing stays secret for long, and soon the news that Moira has got a new love interest reaches Cain.

Cain is gutted in Emmerdale

Will Cain admit how he really feels to Moira? (Picture: ITV)

He is upset to realise he's got a love rival and is shocked this means Moira must be feeling ready to move on.

But will Moira and Ricky's flirting force Cain to come clean about his feelings for his former wife?

Or will he keep the truth to himself and risk losing Moira for good?

From next week Emmerdale will temporarily air a reduced schedule of three episodes a week.

Watch on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7pm on ITV.

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 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.