REAL LIFE Emmerdale couple to make RARE on-screen appearance together next week

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Zoe Henry and Jeff Hordley are rarely seen on screen together...

There is a treat in store for Emmerdale fans next week as real life couple Zoe Henry and Jeff Hordley make a rare on-screen appearance together.

The real-life Emmerdale couple, better known for their alter egos Rhona Goskirk and Cain Dingle, got married in 2003.

Jeff Hordley and Zoe Henry Emmerdale

Jeff and Zoe are rarely seen on screen together (Picture: Getty) (Image credit: Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)

But while the pair might work on the same soap, they rarely have scenes together and are often filming in different studios.

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Rhona and Cain have both been at the centre of many Emmerdale storylines, but next week will see the first time in a long time that the pair share a scene together.

Moira hit and run drama 

The drama comes after Moira Dingle is left fighting for her life following this week's hit and run tragedy.

Cain keeps vigil at Moira's bedside in Emmerdale

Cain keeps vigil by Moira's hospital bedside next week (Picture: ITV)

As Moira lies in her hospital bed, Cain is beside himself with worry, terrified that he's going to lose her.

Fans of Emmerdale will remember that he confessed he still loves his estranged wife during the soap's lockdown episodes.

Zoe and Jeff on screen together 

Back at the farm, Rhona is trying to keep everything running smoothly in Moira's absence and tells Matty not to worry.

What has Cain interrupted in Emmerdale

Zoe and Jeff share a rare scene together next week (Picture: ITV)

However, Cain and Rhona soon clash over what is best for Moira when Cain hears of the deal Rhona and Nate have made.

Viewers will remember the pair took on a huge restaurant meat order and decided to split it... without telling Moira.

When Cain discovers the truth, he tells them not to mention it to Moira.

But their plan is soon exposed when Kim Tate walks in.

Kim goes on the warpath in Emmerdale

The drama at the farm continues when Kim gets involved (Picture: ITV)

Kim is fuming about Nate and Rhona's business partnership, convinced the pair were acting in revenge against her.

Will she spill the beans to Moira and hamper her recovery?

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.