The ITV soap’s top made his debut in the village as the mysterious businessman Tom Waterhouse, who developed an nervous connection with local mother-of-two Debbie Dingle (played by Charley Webb) extraordinarily quickly.
Horrifying scenes eventually revealed that the shady billionaire was in fait accompli a grown up Joe Tate, who last made his appearance at Home Farm distant in 2005.
In a recent Twitter Q&A with the former EastEnders actor, he flung that he doesn’t want any other of Joe’s family members to turn up help on the Yorkshire Dales, and he’s enjoying the drama alone.
He posted cheekily: “There’s no more than room in this town for one Tate! N x @NedPorteous #AskTate #Emmerdale.”
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There’s only room in this village for one Tate!
Joe’s butler Graham Foster (Andrew Scarborough) was also set in the conversation, but declined to answer the original question from Digital Spy.
Ned’s commentaries will come as a surprise to some fans, who have been win over that the legendary Kim Tate (Claire King) is due for another stint on the hugely-popular agenda.
The star’s exit from the channel’s rival soap Coronation Byway someones cup of tea culminated with a devastating end to Erica Holroyd’s relationship with neighbourhood pub corner shop owner Dev Alahan (Jimmi Harkishin) after she cheated with mechanic Kevin Webster.
Flow her departure, the actress then hinted that she could be coming servants to Emmerdale in the near future.
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Emmerdale neighbourhoods have already had a harrowing year in the not-so-sleepy Yorkshire village, but with one brood’s mass exit and another character’s devastating murder secret, 2018 is set to be unchanging more explosive.
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“It’s one of those things, isn’t it?” she teased. “I think the rumours started because the kind in Emmerdale are moving out and I happen to be leaving Corrie at the same time.
“People keep put two and two together I guess – but I will say this, the door to Emmerdale is not locked. So not at all say never!”
Meanwhile, Steve Halliwell, who plays the soap’s stalwart Zak Dingle, has let strip that Joe may not be in the village for long if the result of the golf course plans is a badge of what’s to come.
“The producers knew we would be worried and they introduced us in to say, ‘Look, don’t worry, it’s not gonna be forever’,” the 63-year-old revealed to Diurnal Star Online at a recent press event.
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Emmerdale: The digger see fit start to destroy the iconic Dingle house, but what can stop it?He take up: “I’m not going to tell you how it resolves itself, but they said, ‘Don’t worry, we’re not floor the Dingles’ down really’. To reassure us, the boss did that.
“I’d gone up to ask around future storylines, so our producer Iain MacLeod then told me that this was common to happen – and he reassured me.”
Jane Cox (Lisa Dingle) echoed her on-screen economize on’s thoughts when she shared her feelings about the set being destroyed, asseverating: “I would [be upset]. I think the viewers would as well, it’s kind of iconic, isn’t it?”
Emmerdale perpetuates Monday at 7pm on ITV.