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Emmerdale's Al Chapman hiding 'huge secret' from Priya Sharma in explosive Christmas

EMMERDALE'S Al Chapman is hiding a huge secret that will explode at Christmas, ITV boss Kevin Lygo has hinted.

Speaking about ITV's Christmas offerings, he said: "As ever, Christmas is always a dramatic time in Soapland and we'll have Coronation Street and Emmerdale at the centrepiece of our seasonal offerings.

"On Emmerdale, Priya is loved-up and excited about her future, but Al seems distracted by someone away from the village."

On its own that wouldn't mean much, but Emmerdale boss Laura Shaw recently teased how a huge secret will explode on Christmas Day.

Speaking to The Sun Online Laura teased: "We’ve got a really big fun Christmas coming up and it’s jam-packed full of romance, disaster, comedy, heartbreak, shock twists and turns and a huge secret is going to come out in a truly magnificent way that’s going to make everybody gasp, I promise you."

Home Farm is set to change forever with Laura hinting Kim could lose control of her millions and her criminal empire.


“We’ve got some really exciting things planned for Home Farm and Kim where we’re probably going to see a slightly more vulnerable Kim actually,” she said. 

“And we’ll see a change in the dynamic in the Tate family. Could there be a new heir to the throne?”

Is another Tate going to arrive in the village, or will Kim be betrayed by someone closer to home?

The producer also revealed some major spoilers for the New Year with Paul’s secret abuse of son Vinny and his gambling addiction set to become a major plot from January onwards.

Laura explained: “We’ve just finished storylining a massive chapter in our Paul, Mandy and Vinny storyline so keep watching to see how that plays out because it is going to be one of our really big stories in 2021. 

“Lives are definitely going to be changed forever.”


She also revealed how Laurel and Jai will struggle to cope with their decision to have a termination following a pre-natal diagnosis of Down’s syndrome.

“There’s more to come with Laurel and Jai of course because their story does not end with their termination and they’re going to be feeling the effects of the decision they have made for quite a lot of next year,” Laura said.

Laura also teased a shock for the King family, saying: “Jimmy and Nicola are going to get a really big shock in the new year which will result in their whole lives being turned upside down.”

And happy couple Victoria Sugden and Luke Posner should watch out, with Laura teasing drama for them.

“We’ve got more secrets revealed between Luke and Victoria that’s going to have a big impact on their relationship,” she said.

Laura added: “We’ve got some really big big storylines planned and 2021 is looking really exciting right now.”

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