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Emmerdale spoilers: Gabby Thomas has a date with a familiar face, but who is he?

Gabby Thomas in Emmerdale
Gabby's got herself a hot date! (Image credit: ITV)

Emmerdale's Gabby Thomas (Rosie Bentham) arranges a date with a handsome stranger she meets online in Monday's episode (ITV, 7.30pm see our TV Guide for full listings).

Gabby Thomas has decided it’s high time she had a bit of romance in her life.

The young mum’s last love interest was Jamie Tate (Alex Lincoln), the father of her son, Thomas, and look how that turned out!

It’s no wonder she’s been off men after everything that rotter put her through!

A couple of weeks ago, however, Gabby decided to move on and get back on the horse, dating-wise.

And this time she’s looking for someone who’s going to treat her right!

But in her search for a new man, Gabby hasn’t seen anyone who’s tickled her fancy so to speak and has been swiping left on her dating app.

However, just as she’s thinking of throwing in the towel with the online dating, Gabby’s fancy IS tickled when she spots a handsome guy called ‘Chris’ on her app…

He seems like a good catch so Gabby arranges to go on a date with him…

Kit and Gabby in Emmerdale

Gabby meets up with a guy called 'Chris', unaware that he's Laurel's new man Kit! (Image credit: ITV)

What Gabby doesn’t realise though is that ‘Chris’ is actually Kit (Thoren Ferguson), the guy that her stepmum Laurel Thomas (Charlotte Bellamy) has been dating for a few weeks!

Kit is the physiotherapist who’s been helping Marlon DIngle (Mark Charnock) recover from his stroke and the sexy Scot has been turning heads from the moment he first arrived in the village.

Marlon, Laurel and Kit in Emmerdale

Laurel got flustered when first saw met Marlon's physio Kit. (Image credit: ITV)

Lydia Dingle (Karen Blick) thought he was a bit of alright when she first saw him and there were scenes of a cringe-making nature when Laurel first clapped eyes on him, too!

Having engineered an encounter with Kit, Laurel bagged herself a date with him and the pair have been seeing each other for a few weeks now.

What she doesn’t know, however, is that Kit has still been setting out his stall on a dating app!

Not only that but he’s attracted the attention of the young woman she brought up as her own daughter!

This could get very awkward…

Laurel and Kit in Emmerdale

Laurel and Kit have been dating for a few weeks. (Image credit: ITV)

Emmerdale continues weeknights from 7.30pm on ITV.

Michael Darling
Michael Darling

Michael writes about TV for Woman, Woman's Own, Chat, What's On TV, TV Times, TV & Satellite Week and regularly contributes to whattowatch.com (opens in new tab).


After graduating from the University of Winchester with a degree in English and American Studies, he chose a career that combined his great passions in life – magazines and television – and he has primarily worked as a TV journalist for more than 25 years.


He loves classic sitcoms such as The Good Life, Hi-de-Hi! and Man About the House, as well as shows such as Downton Abbey, Call the Midwife, The Great Pottery Throwdown and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills


Some of his favourite people who he has met over the years include Gillian Taylforth, Linda Robson, Sara Davies and Bradley Walsh!