EMMERDALE veteran Paddy Kirk has no idea his wife, Chas Dingle, is having an affair but a new theory suggests the ramifications could be huge when he realises what’s been going on.
On Emmerdale, Paddy (played by Dominic Brunt) thought he’d finally met Chas (Lucy Pargeter), with whom he was married and who they had two children with. The local vet has done everything in his power to support the iconic Dingle character;
he has taken on a fatherly role for Faith Dingle’s (Sally Dexter) son Aaron Dingle (Danny Miller), and now he is volunteering to help her after learning that she has terminal cancer. But in upcoming ITV soap opera scenes, he might learn that his wife has been having an affair with his love rival, Al Chapman (Michael Wildman).
Chas had always felt a connection with Al over the years, which did cause some friction in her relationship with Paddy in 2020.
This was put forth by the businessman’s affair with Debbie Dingle (Charley Webb) and his attempts to rob Chas of the Woolpack.
It appeared like Paddy didn’t need to worry because Cain Dingle (Jeff Hordley), who had grown to dislike Al, couldn’t possibly wiggle his way inside.
Sadly, Chas’ emotions have been twisted up by her sadness over her mother’s passing, and while her husband has volunteered to be her support, Al is the man she needs right now.
Chas has kept up their relationship while having sex with her lover despite the fact that he seems to be providing her something that Paddy isn’t.
Paddy will be devastated when he learns what has been going on for months because it appears another marriage has ended.
He could serve Chas with divorce papers because he could no longer be her husband and was unable to forgive her for sleeping with Al.
Chas would plead for his pardon, knowing it was a weakness on her part and that she had never felt anything for Al.
Paddy, who has faced a similar circumstance previously, is aware that he would never be able to recover from this and that it would consume his thoughts constantly.
After getting married back in 2020, it appears that their 18-month union may end in divorce since Paddy is unwilling to consider remaining friends with the person who betrayed him.
They would share custody of their daughter Eve because they are both her parents, but Paddy might include additional requirements for child care in the divorce settlement.
He would say that he would not want his daughter to interact with Al and that he should not be around when Chas is caring for his daughter.
Given that their affair is now public knowledge, Chas would consider this to be an unreasonable request as she plans to live with the businessman.
Al tells her he doesn’t want anything serious because she made it apparent their affair was only for s**x, so the choice may be made for her.
Will Chas be set to lose the two men in her life at the same time as she is unable to convince either one of them to stay?
Lucy, the actress who plays Chas, has commented on her marriage and what it means for their relationship.
In a conversation with Express.co.uk and other media outlets, Lucy stated: “[The affair] is just an outpouring of everything.
“Even though they’ve had that relationship, it’s just a type of release, and it just goes somewhere wholly unexpected.
“It’s just something that occurs, and Chas believes that a marriage shouldn’t be destroyed over it.
She went on to say, “They were basically both there, feeding one other’s kind of need for support at that time.
It’s simply not worth wrecking a marriage over this matrix issue, Lucy continued, “And they just take it that step too far.”
She’ll have damaged her friendship with Paddy, and she’ll be forced to deal with the fallout as a result.
Dominic, the actor who plays Paddy, described how his character would respond when the rumours of Chas and Al’s affair first surfaced almost two years ago.
The soap actor said, “I’m not sure. I am clueless. There is no other way to put it. He’d be completely crushed, I believe.
He started a family fairly late in life and has always wanted to have children, therefore I believe he would be disappointed.
The serial actress went on to say, “It’s that moral conundrum because nothing physically happens but it’s the purpose.
“And whether she would actually do it, whether she was just flirting back with the purpose, or whether she would never, ever do that if the situation called for it.
In an interview with Metro.co.uk, the actor continued, “So it’s incredibly tough.”
Will Paddy be able to forgive Chas for the betrayal or is a divorce really going to be on the table for the beloved couple?