Emmerdale star Zoe Henry has revealed that Rhona will be caught between two men when estranged husband Paddy returns to steal her away from current love Pierce.
“The next few months will be challenging, emotional and life changing for Rhona,” said the actress. “Paddy wants to win her back, not realising it’s a bigger job than he’s expecting. And we’ll get to understand a bit more about Pierce as well.”
Speaking about the return of co-star Dominic Brunt, who hasn’t been seen on screen as Paddy since April, Henry added to Inside Soap: “There are lots of lovely people who I get to work with, but Dom and I have a shorthand now. He keeps me on my toes during scenes, and I love that.”
In Paddy’s absence, Rhona has taken up with suave Pierce, the widower of Paddy’s mistress Tess, who was killed in a recent hit-and-run accident.
And last month, show boss Iain MacLeod promised that Paddy would find the village is a very unfamiliar place when he makes a comeback in August:
“He comes back to discover that the whole landscape has changed. Rhona, the woman he thought he’d spend the rest of his life with, has taken up with Pierce, the widower of his dead mistress. Now that’s a Jeremy Kyle I’d look forward to watching!
“Paddy comes back with a big point to prove, which is to show that he’s a good guy and that he intends to put things right by Rhona. So it’s a big romantic dilemma for her.”
You can watch a 60-second rundown of next week’s episodes of Emmerdale below.
And visit our dedicated Emmerdale page for all the latest news, interviews and spoilers.