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'Emmerdale' Spoilers: 'Sexy Young Thing' To Shake Things Up For Dingle Family

'Emmerdale' fans, your loyalty is about to be rewarded.

28/04/2017 10:35 BST

‘Emmerdale’ executive producer Iain MacLeod has teased viewers with the news there’s going to be a hunky new addition to the Dingle family in the coming months.

Iain has revealed that the Dingles will be taking centre stage in a new storyline later in the year, when an as-of-yet uncast “brooding” new character comes on the scene to shake things up.

The soap boss said (via the Mirror): “There’s a big story that will be rooted in the Dingle family that will require a sexy young thing to appear but I can’t say too much more.

“It’s a new, brooding male lead.”

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Iain MacLeod at the Soap Awards

We’re not going to lie, we like the sound of that already.

The aforementioned “sexy young thing”, set to arrive in September, isn’t the only new character that Iain wants to introduce, though, and he recently revealed that he was keen to bring something a bit alternative to the village.

When asked about how he’d like to change things in the Dales, he said earlier this month that a character “covered head to toe in tattoos and body piercings” is next on the agenda. 

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