Emmerdale: Mark Charnock says the Christmas Day episode is “an absolute belter!” And Rachel Breckle will Christen her gravely ill baby boy Archie

by Lynn Connolly

Emmerdale viewers will probably know that over the Christmas period, Cameron Murray is set to kill again – he of course murdered Carl King during the show’s landmark live episode – in order to stop his mystery victim from revealing what really happened to Carl…

That chain of events is set into motion after Cameron (Dominic Power) confesses that he, not Chas Dingle (Lucy Pargeter) killed Carl.

However, though Emmerdale star Mark Charnock has revealed that the “dark” storyline will have viewers gripped over Christmas, he’s also claimed that we’re in for a good deal of laughter too, most especially in the episode that air on Christmas Day.

While appearing on This Morning, Mark, who of course plays pub chef Marlon Dingle, said, “Our Christmas Day is a belter this year. It’s an absolute belter…

“It’s also got some very, very good comedy in it, particularly from Charlotte Bellamy who plays Laurel.

“There’s some really funny stuff, but the drama’s shocking!”

However, there will be no comedic moments for Rachel Breckle (Gemma Oaten) and Jai Sharma (Chris Bisson) this Christmas as Rachel will give birth to her baby boy prematurely, sparking fears that the infant won’t live.

And of course, because Jai still hasn’t confessed to his wife Charity (Emma Atkins) that he is the father of Rachel’s baby, as his son fights for his life, all Jai can do is pray for him…

However, in scenes that will air on December 14th, fearing that her son won’t make it, Rachel organises an emergency christening at the hospital, and names her son Archie. She’ll ask Sam Dingle (James Hooton) to be the little boy’s godfather.

And as we reported recently, Chris Bisson has hinted at the fate of the baby, but if you don’t want to have the outcome spoiled, don’t go there!

Here’s a reminder of last Christmas in the village, when of course another baby boy was born…

Lynn is an editor and writer here at Unreality TV and is trained psychotherapist and the author of two books. She's addicted to soaps, period drama and reality TV shows such as X Factor, I'm A Celeb and Big Brother.