It’s been revealed today that Emmerdale character Laurel Thomas is set to be “brutally attacked” in a vicious car-jacking incident in an upcoming episode!
The drama begins when Laurel, who’s played by Charlotte Bellamy, learns of – and becomes embroiled in – Rhona Kirk’s addiction to painkillers, which will see the troubled vet seeking out drug dealers as her addiction worsens.
The Daily Star reports, “In scenes to be screened later this summer, Laurel is pounced on by a thug.” Read more & comment »
As fans of Emmerdale will most likely know, Diane Sugden’s (Elizabeth Estensen) daughter Bernice Blackstock is going to arrive unexpectedly in the village next Tuesday…
It’ll soon transpire that Bernice had come running home to mum because she’s having marital problems, and needs some breathing space away from her husband to figure out what she wants.
But of course, her arrival comes at a bad time for separated couple Laurel (Charlotte Bellamy) and Ashley Thomas (John Middleton) because they are currently trying to get young Gabby settled into the routine of sharing her time between Laurel and Ashley’s respective homes.
However, Bernice is of course Gabby’s biological daughter, and Laurel is therefore only her step-mother, and to make things worse for Laurel, Gabby hates her, blaming her for splitting the Thomas family up… Read more & comment »
As fans of Emmerdale will surely know, Bernice Blackstock – daughter of Rodney Blackstock and Diane Sugden – is headed back to the village, and ITV have now revealed more details of the storyline that brings her running back to her mum…
Apparently, Bernice (Samantha Giles) arrives at The Woolpack out of the blue, much to mum Diane’s (Elizabeth Estensen) surprise, but it quickly transpires – after Bernice bursts into tears – that this is no social call and Bernice has in fact left her husband.
However, what Bernice doesn’t immediately admit is that she’s been having an affair, which is something she has a previous history of! She was of course formerly married to vicar Ashley Thomas (John Middleton) with whom she has a daughter Gabby, and their marriage ended after Bernice had an affair with pub chef Carlos… Read more & comment »
Returning Emmerdale star, Samantha Giles, has predicted that her character will bring a lot of trouble with her back to the Dales!
Giles is returning to reprise her role as Bernice Blackstock and has commented how her character will cause “havoc” upon her return to the village.
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Emmerdale star Charlotte Bellamy has revealed to Soaplife that in forthcoming episodes, her character Laurel Thomas will be left devastated after her step-daughter Gabby accuses Laurel’s boyfriend Marlon (Mark Charnock) of hitting her!
While also revealing that Laurel will lose custody of Gabby – who frankly creeps me out, rather much like every child in every horror movie ever, including Damien out of the Omen – she began by explaining how things come to a dramatic stand off in the Thomas family.
She said, “Gabby’s taken a real dislike to Marlon. It’s not personal but, to Gabby, Marlon is the reason she, Arthur, Laurel and Ashley are no longer a happy family.
“I think the writers are handling this very well and very realistically. It’s what often happens when a family unravels.”
Charlotte added, “Gabby’s off school sick and behaving badly to irritate Laurel… Read more & comment »
The bosses of Emmerdale have released a new and extended teaser video for the show’s forthcoming 40th anniversary celebrations which recaps the major storylines of the year so far, and offers a few hints at what’s to come…
We also have parts one and two of the show’s cast playing ’40 Or Faulty’ as well as a behind-the-scenes video featuring the making of Emmerdale’s live show promo.
They’re all available after the jump, but first, Charlotte Bellamy, who plays Laurel Thomas, has revealed that when Ashley’s ex-wife Bernice (Samantha Giles) comes back to the village, her character’s going to experience a bout of the green eyed monsters.
Ashley (John Middleton) of course married Laurel after his relationship with Bernice broke down, ending with him having custody of their daughter, Gabby. Laurel has of course raised Gabby as her own, but now that she’s with Marlon (Mark Charnock) Gabby has turned against her and refuses to have anything to do with her… Read more & comment »
In tonight’s episode of Emmerdale, Ashley Thomas (John Middleton) will be seen telling his children Gabby and Arthur that he and their mum Laurel won’t ever be getting back together.
As we saw in last night’s episode, Ashley finally learned that Laurel (Charlotte Bellamy) and Marlon Dingle (Mark Charnock) have reignited their affair, and have in fact been an item for weeks now.
Laurel has been seen repeatedly promising Marlon that she will tell Ashley about them as soon as she felt the time was right, but of course, during an angry outburst in the Woolpack, Paddy Kirk (Dominic Brunt) spilled the beans about Maurel – or Laurlon maybe? – to the pub’s patrons, including Ashley… Read more & comment »
Fans of Emmerdale will of know that Marlon Dingle and Laurel Thomas have been seeing each other for a few weeks now…
However, in order to choose the right moment to break the news of their relationship to Laurel’s kids, her father-in-law Sandy (Freddie Jones) and of course, her ex, Ashley, the couple have been keeping things on the down low and seeing each other in secret.
So far, only very few people in the village know that Laurel (Charlotte Bellamy) and Marlon (Mark Charnock) have rekindled their passion – they of course had a platonic affair last year – but unfortunately for them, among those who know are Paddy and Rhona who are of course embroiled in a bitter row with Marlon over his decision to stop them leaving the country with his son Leo… Read more & comment »
Emmerdale star Charlotte Bellamy, who of course plays Laurel Thomas, has revealed to Inside Soap magazine that although her character and lover Marlon Dingle (Mark Charnock) will soon be living together as “a family unit” their romance isn’t going to all plain sailing.
And of course, as it’s soap, we wouldn’t expect anything other!
Fans will of course know that Laurel is in the process of divorcing former vicar Ashley (John Middleton) and though she and Marlon are keeping the fact that they are now an item a secret for now, once Laurel has broken the news to Ashley, they will go public and be together openly.
However, Charlotte began by saying that having worked with John Middleton so closely during the time Ashley and Laurel were together – they wed in 2005 – to now be filming next to no scenes with him has been quite an adjustment… Read more & comment »
As fans of Emmerdale will know, last year, Laurel Thomas and Marlon Dingle had a platonic affair, and though they were deeply in love with each other, Laurel decided to end their illicit relationship so that she could concentrate on rebuilding her marriage to Ashley…
But of course, that all went very much Pete Tong when Ashley (John Middleton) physically abused his elderly dad Sandy (Freddie Jones) and was cast out by the village as whole in true pariah style.
Which has of course now left Laurel single, and Marlon – who’s never stopped loving her – with a glimmer of hope that perhaps the lady will be his after all…
And indeed she will be, as Mark Charnock and Charlotte Bellamy, who of course play the soon-to-be lovers explained to TV Times magazine.
When asked how he feels about Marlon and Laurel finally being able to enjoy a proper relationship, Mark said, “It feels really right,” but he added that he’s glad the love story has been a slow burner… Read more & comment »
Last night saw the 13th annual British Soap Awards and all the stars braved the wind and rain to take their seats for the spectacular event, held at the ITV studios in London, where UnrealityTV were on the red carpet to speak to them all before the ceremony began.
The cast of Emmerdale were first out on the red carpet and in full force. They all looked amazing and were more than happy to have a chat and give us some insider gossip and exclusive news, so sit back and enjoy the diary of the Dales at the BSA’s
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Both Charlotte Bellamy and Kelvin Fletcher – who of course play Laurel Thomas and Andy Sugden respectively – have been talking about their characters’ love lives, or the lack of them, depending upon your point of view.
Starting with Charlotte, she’s told Inside Soap magazine that she doesn’t foresee a happy ending for her character and her vicar husband, Ashley (John Middleton).
As fans will know, Ashley and Laurel’s marriage has been under tremendous pressure since Ashley discovered that Laurel has feelings for pub chef Marlon Dingle (Mark Charnock).
And despite many attempts on Laurel’s part to convince Ashley that it’s him she wants to be with, Ashley simply can’t trust her anymore.
Charlotte said, “What’s going on now between Ashley and Laurel is so dark and murky. I don’t know how they can ever get their relationship back on trac.
“Laurel’s trying to suppress and repress what she feels for Marlon, because she’s focused on the future – and for her, that means her children… Read more & comment »
As fans of Emmerdale will know, vicar’s wife Laurel Thomas is in love with Marlon Dingle, and as of a few weeks ago, her husband Ashley found out about it, and unsurprisingly, isn’t a happy cleric.
However, in a desperate bid to save their marriage, Laurel and Ashley – who are played by Charlotte Bellamy and John Middleton – are set to renew their wedding vows just before Christmas.
But when Ashley gets cold feet and disappears, everyone – including Laurel and Marlon (Mark Charnock) – are left wondering what’s going on.
And according to Charlotte, “something terrible” happens at the wedding vow renewal which is set to turn the whole storyline “upside down…” Read more & comment »
Emmerdale star Charlotte Bellamy has revealed that if her partner had an “emotional affair” she wouldn’t be able to forgive and forget…
And given that on the day of Laurel and Ashley’s vow renewal, Ashley goes AWOL, it could be that he can’t forgive either!
As fans will know, Laurel – who’s played by Charlotte – has been having a platonic dalliance with chef Marlon Dingle (Mark Charnock) since the summer, and a few weeks ago, her vicar husband Ashley (John Middleton) found out about it.
Since then, Laurel’s been trying hard to assure Ashley that it’s him she loves and wants to be with, but she can’t deny that she does have feelings for Marlon, even though the couple have shared nothing more physical than a kiss… Read more & comment »
As fans of Emmerdale will know, Laurel Thomas (Charlotte Bellamy) has been in love with pub chef Marlon Dingle (Mark Charnock) since the summer, and until recently, she’d managed to keep her feelings for Marlon a secret from her husband…
But now, her husband Ashley (John Middleton) knows that Laurel’s in love with another man, and in the episode that airs on December 22nd, he faces a terrible dilemma; renew his vows to Laurel and try to make their marriage work, or let her go to Marlon.
As we’ll see on the day of the vow renewal ceremony, when Ashley’s late, and nobody seems to know where he is, Laurel fears that he’s not going to turn up, while Marlon is hoping that he won’t!
And by the time the day of the ceremony rolls around, Marlon’s ex and his best mate – that’s Rhona (Zoe Henry) and Paddy (Dominic Brunt) of course – have guessed that Laurel is Marlon’s married woman… Read more & comment »