It would be natural to think that Emmerdale’s Moira would want to steer well clear of Cain Dingle after all the trouble he caused the Barton family. But despite the fact that Moira’s original affair led to recrimination in her marriage to the now dearly departed John, it seems that she can’t resist Cain’s charms. So what can we expect from the pair’s latest relationship? Actor Jeff Hordley reveals all:
Do you think Cain regrets how it turned out with Moira the first time?
He was in a really bad place at that time. Charity had finished with him, he started to lose it with Zak, he started to lose it with Jai – so when the Bartons came along, especially Moira, it was just him toying with her.
If things progress between him and Moira this time around, then I think he’s going to regret the way he treated her then. But one of the key things between Cain and Moira is that they must be pretty hot in bed. ‘Compatible’ is the word! So that’s the spark that ignites the romance between them.
So is this new relationship a distraction from Cain getting revenge on Cameron?
Well, I think it’s more to do with him having had a really terrible year, what with Zak attacking him and the scar. Coming to terms with that has really taken the wind out of his sails. And I think he’s ready for meeting someone again and that’s why he’s seeing Moira. There’s an attraction there already and I think he’s reacting to impulses that are back in his body now that he’s feeling better.
Yet next week we see Cain stand her up – why does he do that?
What happens is that he realises he needs to look after Debbie. He’s got to step up and be a good grandfather and look after the children for Debbie. Above all else at the moment, she’ll always be the number one priority.
He thinks it’s nothing serious if he doesn’t turn up. But Moira sees him later in the café and she starts to play him at his own game. She says, “Oh, I wasn’t really bothered about meeting up anyway.” Which I think flips thing on their head for Cain and he starts to realise that his feelings for her are stronger than he’d like to think.