Could there be a happy future for new Emmerdale lovers, Dan Spencer and Chas Dingle? Lucy Pargeter thinks so!
Pargeter, who plays unlucky-in-love Chas in the hit ITV soap, has claimed that her character really can see a future in the loveable (if not slightly loser-like) Dan Spencer.
Fans of the show will know how Chas has turned to Dan (Liam Fox) after her affair with her niece, Debbie’s (Charley Webb) fiancee, Cameron (Dominic Power) went pear shaped, leaving us all thinking that it was a ploy to make Cameron jealous (or at the very least a rebound), but Pargeter says her character really wants to make a go of it with the dad of two.
Next weeks, viewers will be shocked when Chas decides to marry Dan, who she only started seeing this week, but Pargeter insists her character is not playing games, and can really see the good in her new man, and a future with him.
She told All About Soap: “They’ve been flirting across the bar for a few weeks, but now something is changing.
“Chas sees everything in Dan that she saw in Paddy – security and a complete selfless devotion.
“He’d never dream of cheating on her, or treat her the way Carl and Cameron did. Chas is starting to wonder whether she could settle down with Dan full time.”
Discussing the Woolpack proposal, Pargeter added: “It’s all a bit awkward to be honest, especially as Cameron sees the whole thing.
“However, Chas is over the moon. She can see a happy future with Dan, even if she is marrying him because he’s a safe bet.”
Bosses of the ITV soap have hinted that Chas, and in particular her love life, will play a big part in the live 40th anniversary episode in October, whilst Dominic Power, who plays Cameron Murray, told us at Unreality TV that the affair storyline will reach its climax during the same week of celebrations.
Pargeter said: “Never mind twists and turns – this time there are going to be falls, climbs and loads of other obstacles. Where is all this going to end? We’ll have to wait and see.
“Everything is going to come to a head in Emmerdale’s big 40th birthday celebration in October, so I’d say stay tuned.”
The anniversary week is expected to cover a 48-hour time window played out on screen, with the live episode itself being shown on October 16th.
Emmerdale can be seen week nights on ITV1/ITV1 HD.