Emmerdale: Debbie Dingle is revealed as Al's mystery woman
Some Emmerdale fans were disappointed when Debbie Dingle (played by Charley Webb) was unveiled as Al Chapman’s (Michael Wildman) mystery woman. The affair kick started her comeback storyline, but as with many returning characters, they appear briefly before heading off once more before an official return. And Express.co.uk spoke to the actress who plays the mechanic about what can be expected in upcoming months.
After meeting Al in a hotel room, Debbie finally returns to the village with Zak Dingle (Steve Halliwell) in tow and tensions are running high when she is told her daughter, Sarah Sugden (Katie Hill) has disappeared.
The teenager begged her mother to stay in the Dales when she revealed her plans to go to Scotland and work in the garage she and Belle Dingle (Eden Taylor-Draper) were left by Lisa Dingle (Jane Cox).
But, while Debbie’s mother and Sarah’s grandmother, Charity Dingle (Emma Atkins) agreed to looking after Sarah, it hasn’t been smooth-sailing the last year.
Sarah made friends with Danny online and when they met up, it wasn’t long before Danny was influencing Sarah with his bad habits and illegal dealings.
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Charity initially warned Sarah off Danny when Noah Tate (Jack Downham) ended up in hospital, but it seems the wrongun’ has returned.
In upcoming scenes, viewers will find Sarah at a barn, cold and hungry, but she and Danny find comfort in comparing their family problems.
Danny offers Sarah drugs and she accepts, waiting for the effects to kick in.
Feeling exhilarated by the illegal high, Danny and Sarah get closer and they start undressing, but they are suddenly interrupted; Debbie and Charity burst in.
While Danny manages to leg it, Sarah is left answering the two women’s hysterical questions and Debbie especially wants answers.
Realising her daughter’s behaviour isn’t quite right, Debbie demands to know what Sarah has taken, but the teenager deflects the question by detailing how lonely she has been.
It isn’t long before she also admits to putting the drugs in newcomer Ethan’s coat pocket – which got him arrested a few days earlier.
With the possibility of her daughter ended up in handcuffs, will Debbie take drastic action to intervene?
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Meanwhile, Al is desperate to keep his affair with Debbie a secret, and goes about his daily business trying to avoid both she and Priya Sharma (Fiona Wade).
Viewers will tune in to see Al tell Cain Dingle (Jeff Hordley) he is no longer interested in the car Priya is so determined to buy him.
As Cain and Al head off in separate directions, Debbie appears, but neither she nor Al see each other.
Later on, Priya questions Al on why he cancelled the car and Al insists that they should instead spend the money on their honeymoon.
Silenced for the time being, Al is left panicked when he spots Priya talking to Debbie – how long can Al dance between his two women with both of them in the dark about each other?
Express.co.uk spoke to Charley about Debbie’s comeback: “It’s great to be back, it’s been really good fun, nice to see everybody – some I haven’t seen for nearly two years.”
And how does she feel about her character’s storyline?
“I thought people might guess [Debbie was Al’s mystery woman] – I don’t know why,” she said.
“There’s been no talk about me doing this little return, so it will be a shock for the audience which is good. And we’ve actually managed to keep it a secret – I don’t know how we’ve done that, but it’s good.”
With the actress teasing a “little return” does this mean Debbie will take Sarah back to Scotland while she ties any loose ends up, thus letting the dust settle in regards to the drugs scandal before returning in a couple of months?
Emmerdale airs on ITV.
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