We all want to see the relationship between Chas Dingle (Lucy Pargeter) and Al Chapman (Michael Wildman) in Emmerdale come to an end.
Since Paddy (Dominic Brunt) chose to seek solace in Kerry’s (Laura Norton) partner rather than her own husband as she tried to cope with her mother Faith’s (Sally Dexter) terminal cancer diagnosis, Chas has been betraying Paddy in the village for months.
In a recent episode, Chas decided against Paddy, who had also reserved time away for a conference he needed to attend, to spend time with Al in a cottage in the countryside.
Some Emmerdale viewers are wondering if Chas’s daughter with Paddy, Eve, who she brought along, may be the reason why the affair was revealed.
‘Shame baby Eve can’t talk…’, one fan pondered.
Shame baby Eve can’t talk…😏😄 #Emmerdale— Teena Massam 💙🌷🌼 (@teenamassam) September 14, 2022
I actually hope Eve grasses Chas up 🤣🤣 #Emmerdale— Jordan Phelps (@JordanPhelps21) September 14, 2022
I think #Emmerdale bosses have turned Eve back into a baby for a bit so they can hit us with a plot twist when she's 3 again next week and telling daddy what mummy's been up to— Steph D (@StephlonSteph) September 15, 2022
I actually hope Eve grasses Chas up, another fan wrote.
Chas reiterated her pretext to her daughter in the café, reinforcing that they had a fun night out just the two of them, adding to the speculation.
Is Chas genuinely attempting to persuade Eve to support her in her lie? Seriously? As a response to the incident, a Twitter user wrote, “Lie to Daddy for me.”
Is Chas for real trying to get baby Eve to back her up in her lie? Seriously? "Lie to daddy for me" #Emmerdale— Doreen Morfitt (@penniless_poet) September 14, 2022
Although many Emmerdale viewers are eagerly anticipating the affair’s revelation, showrunner Kate Brooks previously told us that the dramatic fallout from such a storyline is the ultimate soap opera reward.
“Affair storylines are naturally suited for soap operas because they offer danger, passion, excitement, and broken hearts,” says one soap writer.
Given their history and the fact that Al was adamantly opposed to the Dingles, it just felt right to cast Chas and Al as the central characters in the upcoming major affair storyline.