Emmerdale’s Jai Sharma and Nell Fairfax could be heading for a wedding, but according to the cast it’s bound to end in tears…
In next week’s episodes, Jai discovers his girlfriend is pregnant and initially freaks out at the news. After getting his head around the baby bombshell, the flawed factory owner plans to propose and goes to buy an engagement ring.
If the couple make it to the altar, Scarlett Archer reckons it will make all her character’s dreams come true. “Nell has come from a hard background and has always dreamed of having this big, romantic wedding. She’s so happy about the baby after losing Rosie, and it seems like everything is falling into place. It’s exciting for her.”
However, Chris Bisson is less optimistic… “I do like a soap wedding, but it’s always a disaster isn’t it? They’re fun to film though. I’d love for Jai and Nell to get married as my last soap wedding to Megan was off camera – we just pulled up outside the Woolpack and told everyone we’d got married!”
A possible happy ending for the troubled souls may be unlikely considering their volatile history, but Bisson hopes Jai’s current relationship has gone some way to redeeming him for his previous misdemeanours – such as locking people in containers and leaving them for dead…
“He was the villain for a long time, so it’s been interesting to see the audience become more protective of Jai and wanting things to go well for him with regards to being with Nell. That’s a fascinating journey to go on with an audience because he wasn’t particularly nice for a while.
“I think circumstances and being married to Charity Dingle took him in a direction that he didn’t want to go in, but he’s pulling himself back. Although maybe he’s too good now?
“The thing is fans have to love you or hate you, when you’re in the middle ground and no one cares either way, that’s when the producer starts crossing your name off the list! Let’s hope Jai is a changed man and he’s got over his fetish for putting people in cages…”
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