Emmerdale: Jeff Hordley on special Young Cain flashback – “It’s fascinating”

Fans will get an insight into Cain's upsetting childhood


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Emmerdale - Ep 7992

Friday 17th November 2017

Cain Dingle [JEFF HORDLEY] is worried when Faith Dingle [SALLY DEXTER] turns up at the garage saying something’s wrong with Moira. He gets in the car with her but quickly realises he’s been duped when she drives them back to his childhood home. A flood of unhappy memories return giving Cain food for thought about Isaac. Will he also get a newfound respect for his mum or will past memories be too much? Tonight we get a glimpse into Cain’s childhood

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Emmerdale star Jeff Hordley has revealed details of next week’s flashback episode that will shed light on his character Cain Dingle’s unhappy childhood.


The upcoming drama sees Cain duped by mum Faith into revisiting his old family home, where viewers then get fresh insights into his upbringing.

“Faith rushes into the garage and says that Moira needs Cain immediately. So a panicked Cain gets into a car with her, but she isn’t actually telling the truth. What she does is drive him to their old house where he, Chas, Faith and Shadrach grew up,” said the actor.

As Hordley explained, younger actors will then be seen playing 1980s versions of the Dingle clan: “I’ve only seen pictures of the young cast, so it’ll be fascinating to see how it looks.

“Sally [Dexter] and I are being the voiceover of the episode, but when it flashes back, all the young actors have got the nitty gritty and the domestic scenes. It’s a really interesting episode. I’m really excited by it.”

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As fans already know, Faith walked out on offspring Cain and Faith when they were children, leaving them with many unanswered questions about why she acted in the way she did.

On the topic of Faith and whether she can be redeemed in Cain’s eyes, Hordley added: “I think Cain will always hold that against her. The audience wants answers about the history of Cain and Faith, as well as Faith and Chas.

“And, as we see in this episode, it all starts to slowly unravel. Whether it moves us forward to another place remains to be seen, but there’s a lot more to explore in this story.”

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