Emmerdale star Tom Lister says Carl is “cruel” to Chas Dingle because he still loves her & Bernice headed back to the village!

by Lynn Connolly

As fans of Emmerdale will probably know, in forthcoming episodes, Carl King is set to discover that his former fiancé Chas Dingle had an affair with Cameron Murray, and Carl being Carl, he’s going to use that knowledge to his own advantage…

We’ll see him demanding that Chas (Lucy Pargeter) repay him the £30,000 she took from him before ditching him at the altar in 2010 after she announced that she knew all about his affair with Eve Jensen (Suzanne Shaw).

Carl will tell Chas and Cameron (Dominic Power) that if he doesn’t get his money, both of their partners – that’s Dan Spencer (Liam Fox) and Debbie Dingle (Charley Webb) – will hear about their affair.

And this weekend, while speaking to the PA about his character, devout Christian Tom Lister has revealed that he loves it when Carl’s being devious, cunning and downright mean!

He said, “I love it when Carl is being like this, he’s being cruel and he’s being vindictive and he’s blackmailing her.”

However, he added that the money isn’t actually at the root of Carl’s demand for money.

He said, “I think at the heart of it all, he’s doing it because he’s bonkers about this woman, who he can’t live with, and he can’t live without.”

Tom went on to say that if push came to shove, Carl would most likely fight for Chas’s affections.

He said, “Will it be a test of who Chas loves most – is it Carl, is it Cameron?

“And what will happen when those two finally lock horns and have a battle! Wait and see.”

In other news from Yorkshire, it was revealed over the weekend that Ashley Thomas’s ex-wife – and Diane and Rodney’s daughter – Bernice is headed back to the village.

Fans may recall that Bernice, who’s played by Samantha Giles, left Ashley (John Middleton) quite literally holding the baby – their daughter Gabby – when she left him and fled from the village.

Speaking to the Daily Star, Samantha said of her return, “It’s so lovely to be asked back to Emmerdale.

“The show is on top form and I’m really looking forward to being part of the team again.”

And Emmerdale’s series producer Stuart Blackburn added, “Bernice Blackstock has always been one of Emmerdale’s most popular characters.

“Linked to Nicola, Ashley, Diane, Rodney and her daughter Gabby, she remains right at the heart of the show.

“With the recent separation of Ashley and Laurel, and problems ahead for Diane, the time is right for Bernice to come back and really stir things up.”

During her marriage to Ashley, Bernice had an affair with pub chef Carlos Diaz which brought about the end of her relationship with the vicar.

Do you reckon they might reunite when she’s back? Here’s a reminder of her on the show…

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.