Emmerdale baddie Kim Tate is back for good
SOAP baddie Kim Tate is returning to Emmerdale for good, show bosses have confirmed.
Kim, played by Claire King, appeared on the long-running programme for a decade from 1989 and came back for a “cheeky cameo” this month.
But after ordering the death of Joe Tate on her explosive return, she will now be “here to stay”, producers have said.
Producer Jane Hudson said: “Although Kim’s initial return was fleeting, she caused such mischief and chaos that we couldn’t resist bringing her back.”
She added: “Kim Tate is just getting warmed up for an explosive 2019 which will see her hell-bent on getting exactly what, and who, she wants.”
Kim will spend the next six months in prison but will be back to wreak havoc on the ITV soap after that.
The character was introduced to audiences in 1989 as the wife of Frank Tate.
Her time on the soap started innocently at first but Kim went on to become one of the most notorious baddies in the programme’s history, leaving a trail of chaos in her wake at every turn.