Vanessa Woodfield (Michelle Hardwick) is to get a shock in the coming weeks when she discovers that the guy she pulls on a night out in Hotten is only 17 – and the son of Priya’s fiancé Rakesh (Pasha Bocarie)!
Judging by Vanessa’s expression as she’s comforted by friend Leyla (Roxy Shahidi), she’s absolutely mortified to realise that her hunky toyboy Kirin is really just a teenager. Just how will she get out of this awkward situation?
On the topic of the upcoming storyline, a spokesperson for Emmerdale said recently: “Shocked at his age but also staggered he’s Rakesh’s young son, suddenly it is all too close to home for Vanessa. But will Vanessa’s heart start to rule her head where Kirin is concerned?”
Actor Adam Fielding, who is joining the cast of the ITV soap as Kirin, added: “I am thrilled to be joining Emmerdale as Kirin. He’s only 17 but he’s a cool and confident guy and isn’t going to let his age stop him where Vanessa is concerned.”
You can find out what happens next when Emmerdale airs these scenes on Thursday 21 August.