In order to celebrate the ITV soap opera’s 50th anniversary, EMMERDALE legend Jeff Hordley has hinted that his character Cain Dingle will have a dramatic storyline.
Since he joined the ITV soap opera in 2000, Jeff Hordley, who plays Emmerdale bad boy Cain Dingle, has been at the center of several explosive storylines.
The 52-year-old actor has hinted that his character will have some “big stories planned” for the 50th anniversary of the Yorkshire-based soap.
The father of two opened up to Lorraine Kelly on her ITV talk show about the soap’s upcoming 50th anniversary.
We have some big stories coming up, so keep an eye on this space, Jeff teased.
“Although we as the cast are always the last to know, we do roughly know what is happening right now.
“But we are aware of what is happening, and I believe [they have] lined up a month of really fantastic storylines.”
Added Lorraine “That’s amazing that Emmerdale has been on for 50 years, isn’t it?
It seems to be getting better and better, and I believe the new time slot makes it even easier to watch.
She added that she believed that 30-minute episodes were the “perfect” length.
We probably only have an hour a week, but Jeff said, “But it’s great fun.”
Lorraine said, “Long may you do what you do, I can’t wait to see what you do this week.”
Jeff gave kudos to his attractive female co-stars for the success of the soap opera.
Working with such talented actresses makes my job so much easier, he continued.
Sally Dexter and Lucy Pargeter are just the greatest.
In honor of his on-screen mother, who will be leaving the soap opera soon, Jeff paid a tribute to her.
But I’m so sad about losing Sally Dexter, he continued.
There are a few performers who appear on the set, and you can’t help but watch what they do.
Although Cain has frequently been referred to as a thug, Jeff told ITV viewers that he did not believe this to be the case.
He has a very complex personality and is a result of the events that occurred when he was a child, according to Jeff.
His mother abandoned him when he was 10 or 11 years old, and his father was a drunk.
“I believe this is the reason Cain is the way he is. He’s not just this kind of thug or this moody kind of furrowed brow character that was once two-dimensional, but now isn’t because I’ve been in the show for so long.”