Emmerdale’s biggest 2022 storylines revealed including Jamie Tate’s return and Dingles dramaJanuary 12, 2022
One of the biggest revelations to come out of 2021 was that Kim Tate's (played by Claire Kin ) son Jamie Tate (Alex Lincoln) is actually alive and well, so you can imagine our excitement when Emmerdale bosses teased that this secret could form a storyline in the coming year.
Speaking to OK! and other media outlets, Script Editor Laura Shaw revealed what is coming up for some of the most-loved characters in the ITV soap this year – including a tease about the juicy Jamie story.
"We know that Jamie Tate is actually still alive and so obviously that information is still to come out," she explained.
She continued: "Who's going to find out? And what will they do once they know?"
Laura also teased how Home Farm's matriarch Kim will react if she ever uncovers the truth: "We know what a tough cookie Kim is, but we also know that Jamie is her achilles heel. I'm pretty sure we can expect huge fireworks if she ever finds out just how much he betrayed her."
Jamie dropped off the radar after a horrific car crash led viewers and villagers alike to believe he'd died back in September. However, with no body recovered, Kim remained convinced that her son was alive and kicking.
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Her theory was confirmed to viewers following Andrea Tate's (Anna Nightingale funeral where it was decided that Millie would go and live with her grandmother Hazel.
Fans were shocked when they saw Jamie waiting to welcome them both back as they pulled up in the car.
Away from the Jamie drama, it sounds as though Leyla Harding (Roxy Shahidi) is in for a big year as well.
Laura teased: "Leyla’s got a big story coming up in 2022. We've seen her be a huge support for Liam Cavanagh (Jonny McPherson) through the loss of his daughter Leanna (Mimi Slinger), but is all quite as it seems?
"Is Leyla really coping as well as she seems to be, or is there a bit more going on there that we’re going to uncover?"
Laura added that the Dingle family will also be tested as the next year of drama unfolds.
"Two of our most loved Dingles are going to face huge life-changing situations that will have repercussions for the whole village. And the effects of this are going to be long lasting over the course of 2022 and into 2023," she said.
She continued: ""We're going to see drama, joy, fun, laughter, agony, pain, grief and despair hit this family," before concluding that "The Dingles are definitely going to be at the heart of our very biggest stories this year."
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