Chrissie is to fight it out with Rebecca in next week’s episodes of Emmerdale when she learns about her sister’s affair with Robert.
The pair will come to blows after Lachlan publicly tells his mum that Rebecca was sleeping with her ex-husband – a bombshell bit of news that sets the stage for a showdown in the Woolpack.
“Filming the fight was really fun. Louise Marwood and I found it very funny in rehearsals,” admits Emily Head, who plays Rebecca. “It’s not something you generally get to do in real life but, in Emmerdale, that kind of thing is welcomed. We had a great fight co-ordinator and it all looks very impressive, but there were no injuries!”
In the midst of the row, Rebecca will be seen pointing out that she and Chrissie aren’t really sisters. And in the wake of the secret coming out, an alarmed Chrissie then starts to panic about her future. But fans can expect further bombshells on Wednesday 26 October when a DNA test proves that Lawrence is Rebecca’s real dad – all of which leaves Chrissie seething with jealousy.
And then comes the news from Lawrence that he’s decided to make Chrissie and Rebecca co-managers of the business! “Rebecca wants to stick around in order to make sure that the business is running smoothly and to create a strong relationship with her dad,” adds Head. “And, deep down, she wants to get along with Chrissie. They’re sisters and they grew up together. But she knows it won’t be plain sailing.”
All of which is a bit of an understatement seeing as the week will end with a fuming Chrissie reassuring Lachlan that she won’t let Rebecca win…
And then there’s Rebecca’s history with Robert – with the pair having once been secret lovers, what does she make of him now being in a relationship with Aaron?
“Rebecca finds it quite difficult. It’s hard to see someone you were once with now in a loving relationship. And she finds it hard to get her head around seeing him with Aaron because it’s not something she’s seen from Robert before.”
And, of course, the big question to which #Robron fans will want an answer is: does the actress believe that Rebecca is still in love with Robert?
“Well, Robert can be very charming. Once he knows what he wants, he knows how to get it. Rebecca, along with many others, has been drawn to that. He’s charismatic.”
All of which suggests that should Robert and Aaron make it through super soap week in one piece (and there’s no saying that they will!), then they could well be facing a very different threat to their relationship…
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