, previously Dingle
) was a fictional character
in ITV Soap opera Emmerdale
. She was played by Kate McGregor
When she arrived in the village, Emily Wylie (as she was known then) had lived a sheltered life with only her strict father in her life. Having lost his wife when Emily was just two, John was fiercely protective of his little girl and brought her up to be afraid of the outside world. But when she took a job at Viv Windsor
’s post office, Emily’s life was transformed.
A total misfit, Emily was drawn to fellow oddball Butch Dingle
but had to cope with her father's disapproval. Despite the problems that faced them, Emily and Butch were deeply in love and it looked like they were going to get their happy ever after.
Sadly, fate got in the way. Butch was seriously injured in a bus crash that left him clinging to life. As it became clear he wouldn’t make it, Emily and Butch seized their moment and had an emotional wedding at his hospital bed before Butch died.
Alone again, Emily kept a low profile until she met a sweet-natured local lad called Ed. Everyone thought Ed and Emily were perfectly suited, but she didn’t feel a spark between them.
However, on a night she was supposed to be seeing Ed, Emily ended up sleeping with close pal Paddy Kirk
and the second most important relationship of her life began.
Like Emily, Paddy has also been married to a Dingle - Butch’s cousin and, bizarrely, ex-wife Mandy
- and their... Read More