Emmerdale: Chas to get a new love interest, reveals Lucy Pargeter

And the actress is very happy about who the soap's writers have in store

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Notoriously unlucky-in-love landlady Chas Dingle is set to get a new love interest – and actress Lucy Pargeter is pleased about who the soap’s writers have selected.

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“When I heard the rumour, I was very happy about it,” the show star has commented.

Chas has had no end of terrible relationships in recent years, what with the murder of Carl King, a short-lived marriage to Dan Spencer, a break-up with James Barton and a disastrous reunion with Gordon Livesy.

The latter, of course, ended with Gordon’s jailing after he was exposed as a sexual abuser who’d raped son Aaron when he was a child.

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Speaking about this latest emotional plotline, Pargeter added to the Star on Sunday: “The response we’ve had to Aaron’s story has been truly humbling. The letters Danny and I have received have been so open and honest.

“When you get someone’s personal opinion on it who identifies with it, then that’s pretty amazing. It means we got it right.”

You can watch a 60-second rundown of all this week’s drama on Emmerdale below.

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