Emmerdale star Rik Makarem promises Gennie and Nikhil will have “a happy ending”
As fans of the show will know, Gennie (Sian Reese-Williams) has been putting off telling Nikhil that she’s over four months pregnant because she fears he’ll end their relationship, given he’s previously told her he doesn’t want children.
However, while speaking to Inside Soap, Rik – who’s also starred in BBC’s Torchwood: Children of Earth and ITV period drama Foyle’s War – revealed that far from being upset, Nikhil will be overjoyed at the prospect of being a dad.
In fact, he’s going to be so happy about the news that he’ll ask Gennie to marry him so that they can be a proper family when the little one arrives.
Rik said, “I think there will definitely be a happy ending to this story – but it won’t be an easy road there!”
He added, “Nikhil is very methodical and believes that babies and marriage go hand in hand. He’s finally got the chance to have everything perfect…
“But when Gennie discovers he knows [about the baby] she thinks he only wants to marry her because she’s pregnant, and refuses!
“He’s shot himself in the foot.”
However, Rik explained that the couple will talk it all through and things will indeed come good in the end.
He said, “When Gennie finally says yes to him, the floodgates open. It’s a truly beautiful moment.”