Emmerdale star Emma Atkins on Charity and Jai’s wedding

by Lynn Connolly

As fans of Emmerdale will know, Charity Tate and Jai Sharma (Chris Bisson) are about to tie the knot now that Cain Dingle (Jeff Hordley) has officially called a truce on his war against the couple…

But, when the big day arrives, things aren’t going to go smoothly.

However, Emma Atkins who plays Charity – and who has also starred in Dalziel and Pascoe, New Street Law, Doctors and Casualty – has been telling What’s On TV all about the big day.

She began by explaining that as the day approaches, Charity’s feeling “very emotional.”

She added, “It’s the culmination of everything. She’s been through so much over the past few months with her family and also with Cain more than anyone else.

“She won’t believe the wedding’s actually going to happen until it’s over and she has the ring on her finger. She just wants to be Jai’s wife…

“There’s no going back. This is going to be the wedding, the marriage, she actually succeeds in.

”This is her fifth attempt at marrying! The first, the Moulin Rouge wedding to Chris Tate, did happen but three other efforts went wrong on the day…

“The one to Tom King, then the guy who turned out to be cheating on her with Debbie, and the one to Cain.

“Charity just wants to settle down and be with the guy she loves and that’s Jai. She’s found the one!”

However, Charity is delayed getting to the altar when she makes a dash to her daughter Debbie’s (Charley Webb) side.

Of that, Emma said, “There’s a bit of dramatic situation in the taxi on the way to the wedding that involves rushing back to Debbie’s, which causes a bit of a delay.

“But it ends in a lovely surprise for Charity and the viewers.”

I would guess that surprise would be Debbie’s announcement that she’s pregnant, but we will of course have to wait and see.

But finally, when asked if Cain is really over Charity this time, Emma said, “There’s a lovely scene on the morning of Charity and Jai’s wedding, and I think the viewers will be surprised just how different Cain and Charity are with each other in comparison to other scenes in the past.

“It’s quite heartbreaking in a way, but Cain has finally recognised that though there will always be a connection between him and Charity, right now Jai is her man!”

Don’t miss the drama of the wedding in next week’s episodes.

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.