Emmerdale spoilers: why has Ashley dressed as a woman to kiss Harriet the vicar?

The pair finally declare their feelings during scenes to be shown in the coming weeks

Ashley Thomas (John Middleton) and Harriet Finch (Katherine Dow Blyton) are to finally get together – but only after he’s donned women’s clothes in order to tell her how he feels.


Upcoming scenes will see Ashley put Harriet’s feelings to the test when he pretends to be interested in old flame Carol after he reads about her divorce. Incensed at being toyed with, Harriet makes her anger clear when she finds out that Ashley has been trying to stir up feelings of jealousy.

Knowing his ploy has misfired, Ashley ends up seeking advice from Bernice at the salon and it isn’t long before he’s crashing Ali and Ruby’s hen party while dressed in drag. Not that Harriet seems to mind about his choice of attire…

You can see how events pan out when Emmerdale airs these scenes on Thursday 4 December. 


And you can watch a 60-second rundown of next week’s drama on Emmerdale below: