Relationships are to be put to the test in Emmerdale this Christmas and the soap has released a new promotional picture to whet viewers’ appetites.
The image depicts a semi-jovial scene in the Woolpack featuring some of the soap’s most popular characters who are central to the drama this festive season.
“As winter draws in at Emmerdale, the frost is set to bite for some of the top soap’s well-loved characters. Relationships will be tested but who will be left out in the cold this Christmas?” – ITV
Below are some teasers that have been released to accompany the image:
Robert Sugden (Ryan Hawley) continues to make his presence felt in the village, looming large over his brother, Andy Sugden (Kelvin Fletcher), like a dark shadow. But as Andy looks forward to his Christmas Day wedding to fiancée and childhood sweetheart, Katie Addyman (Sammy Winward), will his bitter brother find a way to ruin their happily ever after once more?
Aaron Livesy’s (Danny Miller) return to Emmerdale has by no means been quiet and it’s unlikely to change anytime soon. Aaron’s involvement with dodgy ‘chop shop’ dealings saw him cornered into further acts of crime as he played his part in a staged masked raid that didn’t go to plan. But will Aaron now find himself in a relationship that presents danger of a different kind?
Jai Sharma (Christopher Bisson) will struggle to explain how he got his son back, fearful as he considers exactly what the truth may be. As pressure mounts from Ali Spencer (Kelli Hollis) and Ruby Haswell (Alicya Eyo), who question the welfare and whereabouts of Archie’s mum, Rachel Breckle, Jai confides in partner Megan Macey (Gaynor Faye). But will Jai’s potentially incriminating admission see Megan hotfoot it to the police? Or will she prove to be his saviour by finding a way to throw his doubters off guard?
Marlon (Mark Charnock) and Laurel Dingle (Charlotte Bellamy) never quite got their ‘honeymoon period’, with concerns for Marlon’s daughter, April Windsor (Amelia Flanagan), weighing heavily on their minds. But with Marlon unable to focus on anything other than April, will he lose sight of his wife’s needs causing her to turn her attentions elsewhere?
Meanwhile, Laurel’s ex, Ashley Thomas (John Middleton), is having an altogether happier time, as he and new vicar, Harriet Finch (Katherine Dow Blyton), enjoy their newfound relationship. But just as things seem to be going well for the couple, will something happen to disrupt their blossoming romance?
“With a great deal of resentment, and all the secrets and lies, the residents of Emmerale need to tread carefully…” – ITV
Emmerdale airs weeknights at 7.00pm on ITV/STV/UTV with an additional episode on Thursdays at 8.00pm