'Emmerdale' spoilers: will Faith Dingle finally tell the family about her cancer scare?

Faith Dingle in Emmerdale
Faith has been keeping a huge secret from her family. (Image credit: ITV)

Emmerdale's Faith Dingle needs to come clean in Thursday's first episode (ITV, 7.00pm see our TV Guide for listings).

Proud Faith Dingle has been determined to keep her cancer fears a secret from her family. But when her great-granddaughter Sarah walks in and hears Faith and Brenda talking about coffins, and she spots some pills, Sarah asks her outright if her cancer has returned.

Backed into a corner, Faith, who is super close to Sarah, is forced to explain that she's had tests to find out if her pains and dizzy spells are the sign of something sinister. Despite Sarah's distress, Faith insists the teen keeps it to herself.

Later, however, the secret is put at risk when Chas spots Faith and Sarah, who's in a state, and wants answers.

Will Faith finally come clean and tell her daughter Chas, and the rest of her loved ones, that her cancer may have returned? 

Sarah Sugden in Emmerdale

Sarah Sugden is crushed when her great-gran Faith Dingle tells her that her cancer might have returned. (Image credit: ITV)

Chas Dingle in Emmerdale

Chas Dingle wants answers when she finds her mum Faith with Sarah who's in floods of tears. (Image credit: ITV)

Bob Hope inadvertently hurts Heath's feelings when he pays little attention to the lad who's had a bad time at football. 

Heath Hope in Emmerdale

Heath's had a tough time at football but Bob inadvertently hurts his feelings by not giving him the time of day (Image credit: ITV)

Watching on, Cathy notes her brother's hurt while unaware Bob heaps praise on April – who wants to do something to help everyone who's upset about Leanna's death – for posting a video online about grief.

Cathy Hope and Heath Hope in Emmerdale

Cathy picks up on her brother Heath's upset. (Image credit: ITV)

Ben Tucker in Emmerdale

Ben's been keeping secrets from his boyfriend Aaron Dingle  (Image credit: ITV)

Elsewhere, it's crunch time for Ben as Aaron wants to know what he's hiding…

Aaron Dingle in Emmerdale

(Image credit: ITV)

Watch this episode of Emmerdale on Thursday 22 July at 7.00pm on ITV.

  • The Dingle Family
  • Marlon Dingle - Mark Charnock
  • Zak Dingle - Steve Halliwell
  • Debbie Dingle - Charley Webb
  • Mandy Dingle - Lisa Riley
  • Vinny Dingle - Bradley Johnson
  • Aaron Dingle - Danny Miller
  • Cain Dingle - Jeff Hordley
  • Moira Dingle - Natalie J Robb
  • Chas Dingle - Lucy Pargeter
  • Belle Dingle - Eden Taylor-Draper
  • Charity Dingle - Emma Atkins
  • Sam Dingle - James Hooten
  • Lydia Dingle - Karen Blick 
  • Noah Dingle - Jack Downham
  • Samson Dingle - Sam Hall

  • The Sugden Family 
  • Sarah Sugden - Katie Hill 
  • Diane Sugden - Elizabeth Estensen
  • Victoria Sugden - Isabel Hodgins
Sarah Waterfall
Soaps Editor at What's On TV

Sarah has been writing about soaps for over 20 years! She’s worked for Hello!, WOMAN, PA News, Closer, TVeasy – and is currently What’s On TV's Soap editor as well as writing for WhatToWatch.com 

She’s interviewed tons of famous people from movie stars to pop stars, TV stars and of course, soap stars. The soaps have always been at the heart of Sarah's work; visiting the sets, getting the goss, and writing about all the soapy shenanigans week in week out, earning her a place on the judging panel for The British Soap Awards in 2017 and 2018 and on the BAFTA TV Awards in 2022 … and the nickname Soapbird!