The lat­est soap news Drama in the Dales for Emma, Moira, Chas, Leyla and Ro­bron! Plus, David Platt gets punched!

Get set for an­other block­buster au­tumn in the vil­lage…

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The Bar­ton fam­ily seem des­tined to be at the heart of Emmerdale’s ‘Su­per Soap Week’ again, as bosses pre­pare for the show’s an­nual au­tumn spec­tac­u­lar.

It’s no se­cret that bonkers mum Emma is set to make a dra­matic exit from the vil­lage – and boss Iain Ma­cleod has now re­vealed plans for an ex­cit­ing block of episodes that will be an ex­ten­sion of last year’s tragic Hot­ten By­pass multi-car pile-up, and the death of Emma’s fi­ancé James…

“I don’t want to con­firm which char­ac­ters are in­volved, but the story sort of builds from – and stems from – the events of the big au­tumn set piece that we had in 2016,” teases the vil­lage chief. “We’ve gone down a slightly dif­fer­ent route this time, so the ac­tion is equally dra­matic, but more in­tense and more in­ti­mate, fo­cus­ing on a smaller group of peo­ple. There will be sim­i­lar stylis­tic quirks to it, as there was last time round.

“Emma has this patho­log­i­cal need to squeeze ev­ery­thing she loves so hard that it ends up dy­ing on her,” adds Iain, re­flect­ing sep­a­rately on her up­com­ing de­par­ture. “That trait will come back poignantly as part of her exit sto­ry­line.”

Big twists for Moira!

There looks set to be plenty of drama up at But­lers Farm in a “mas­sive story” for Moira.

“I love Moira, who I think de­serves to be at the cen­tre of the show – and she cer­tainly will be head­ing into 2018,” grins Iain. “Peo­ple re­ally seem to like Cain and Har­riet be­ing to­gether as a cou­ple – yet even so, I think fans be­lieve Cain and Moira are the ones who are meant to be with each other. But is their re­la­tion­ship dam­aged be­yond all re­pair?”

Chas for Paddy?

Now that Rhona has quashed Paddy’s hopes of a re­union, the vet will de­cide to turn his at­ten­tion to Chas again when she re­turns later this year…

“At the point when Chas re­turns, it seems that Rhona is not an op­tion for Paddy,” ex­plains Iain. “You’ll just have to see how this love story that in­volves these three char­ac­ters ends up pan­ning out.”

Also on her way home to the Dales is Aaron’s younger sis­ter,

Liv, who’ll find her­self caught in the mid­dle of Aaron and Robert’s break-up.

“Liv is only a kid, but she has her big brother lean­ing on her and feels like she has to be the strong one,” Iain tells us. “Soon, ev­ery­thing will come crash­ing down on her…”

Ro­bron for­ever!

How­ever, there is still hope for Aaron and Robert’s ro­mance – but not be­fore the sneaky Sug­den has caused ma­jor mis­chief! Is he set to play a big part in the down­fall of Lawrence, Chrissie and co?

“There is a fun story for Robert head­ing into the new year, which will tie into an­other char­ac­ter’s exit,” hints Iain. “He’s not go­ing to mur­der any­body, but his schem­ing will end up be­com­ing even more com­pli­cated and in­ge­nious as time goes by.

“What­ever fun and games we have for Robert, they won’t take him so far away from Aaron that there is no go­ing back,” adds the Dales head hon­cho. “The pair of them will ab­so­lutely be to­gether!”

Leyla’s re­venge!

Fi­nally, it will be Priya who bears the brunt of Leyla’s fury when she finds out about her pal’s af­fair with Pete.

“Leyla has got used to men treat­ing her badly, but Priya was her best mate, and the be­trayal she feels from her out­strips her rage against Pete,” says Iain. “Once she’s vented over her heart­break, it starts to turn into anger – and there’s some fun stuff around how she goes about ex­act­ing her re­venge.”

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