Emmerdale is reportedly set to turn Charity Dingle’s life upside down with a shocking storyline that will see her long lost son show up in the village and maker her confront a rape ordeal from her teenage years.
Charity is mum to Debbie, Noah and Moses at the moment, the former of which she gave birth to young with Cain. But she has never mentioned the rumoured son before now, meaning that if the plot does come to fruition, it will bring a huge shock to not just Charity but her whole family.
It is being reported that Charity gave up her son after being raped as a teenager and has tried to forget ever since but he will track her down and force her to relive her trauma.
A source told The Sun: ‘Charity’s entire world will be rocked when her son is introduced in the New Year. Things have settled for her in terms of her personal life after three kids and as many husbands but this will change everything again.
‘She gave up her son, which she’s never revealed before, just days after he was born because he was conceived during a rape. It is going to open up a load of old heartbreak for her. It will be tough to watch for viewers and only someone as good as Emma could pull off the scenes.’
Emma Atkins has played Charity since 2000 and was recently involved in a storyline which saw her enjoy a night of passion with Vanessa Woodfield before publicly outing her. She has also voiced her suspicions over Debbie’s shady businessman boyfriend Tom Waterhouse, who is secretly plotting to build over the Dingles’ land to make a golf course.
Metro.co.uk approached Emmerdale for comment and they replied that they don’t comment on storyline speculation so fans will have to wait and see whether Charity really is set to get an unexpected visitor next year.