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Emmerdale scriptwriter Sharon Marshall has cleared up the confusion some fans have had over Cain Dingle’s long-lost brother.
This weekend (November 26), Emmerdale announced that Waterloo Road star Will Ash will be joining the cast as Cain Dingle’s brother Caleb, but fans were confused about who his parents were.
Clearing up the confusion on This Morning, Marshall said: “Caleb Milligan is the long-lost brother of Cain and Chas. So Faith had another child, people were asking who the mother was.”
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Cain has questions for Caleb, who arrives on Christmas Day, making tensions worse between Cain, who has kept his brother a secret, and his sister Chas.
“Cain knew about him but kept it a secret. He’s got lots of questions he wants answering,” revealed Marshall.
“There’s huge consequences of the big actions over Christmas. Caleb is going to be massive,” she added.
Emmerdale producer Laura Shaw said of the news: “We are absolutely delighted to welcome Will Ash to the village. It’s fantastic to have such a high calibre and immensely talented actor join our wonderful team.
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“Arriving on screen on Christmas Day, Caleb has to undoubtedly be the most unexpected and shocking Christmas gift Cain and Chas have ever received! Calm and in control, rich and successful, at first glance Caleb is everything his brother isn’t, but will the pair find they have more in common than they thought?
“What secrets from the past will come back to haunt them and how will the rest of the family react when Caleb strolls into town? His arrival certainly promises to shake things up for the Dingles and make 2023 start off with a huge bang!”
Ash is best known for playing Christopher Mead, the deputy head and science teacher in Waterloo Road.
Emmerdale airs on weeknights at 7.30pm on ITV1, and streams on ITVX.
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