Claire King CONFIRMS when Kim Tate will return to Emmerdale 😱

She'll be BACK

Claire King as Kim Tate in Emmerdale

by Emma Dodds |
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Emmerdale fans were left rubbing their hands together with glee over the news that Dales supervillain Kim Tate would be returning to the soap last year. Although she was only back on the show very briefly due to actress Claire King's other commitments, she managed to cause quite a bit of chaos - i.e ordering Graham Foster to bump off her step-grandson, Joe Tate.

Sadly, we all know what happened there - before Graham could get to him, he witnessed Joe's father-in-law-to-be Cain Dingle punch him to the ground, with Joe knocking his head on a rock and being presumed dead.

And now, back to bask in the chaos she's caused, Kim Tate WILL be returning to Emmerdale, as Claire has revealed on Twitter that she will be back on-screen towards the end of February and the beginning of March this year.

Responding to a fan tweet which asked whether Kim would be coming back after her brief yet explosive stint last October, Kim wrote, 'On screen end Feb/beginning of March x.'

Swipe through to see all the Emmerdale spoilers you need to know for this week...

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Emmerdale spoilers: week 4

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The Dingle sisters know that someone needs to confront Cain. It's Charity who draws the short straw, and when she arrives at Home Farm, she's shocked at the state of the house and of him.

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Charity thinks she's making progress with Cain, until he leans in for a kiss. She's appalled, but is concerned about Cain when she realises that Matty has filmed the whole thing,

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A glum Moira returns to the farm, where she's intercepted by a tentative looking Matty.

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How will Moira react when Matty tells her that Cain has launched himself at another woman?

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Later on, an optimistic Aaron tells Moira that everything will be okay in the end – but Moira isn't so sure.

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Cain's story begins to unravel as Debbie tells Faith the truth about Cain murdering Joe, and then Faith unknowingly lets slip to Matty. Matty

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Before long, the police turn up at the Woolpack and make a beeline for Cain. But when Cain refuses to go quietly, the arrest him there and then for Joe's murder.

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Bob's hard times are showing no sign of letting up, as Diane unwittingly removes his bag of food tins from the hostel, leaving him with nothing.

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Finding himself without money to pay for accommodation, he offers to close up the pub, and settles down for a night in the Woolpack cellar.

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However the following morning he's nearly caught. A weary Bob decides his only option is to bed down in the back of Brenda's car...

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But things go from bad to worse when Brenda asks for her car keys back. Now Bob's only option is a bench in the local park.

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Aaron and Robert have planned to spend a quiet night in together, but Robert isn't pleased when Aaron shows up with Kyle and Noah.

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Soon after, Liv turns up with Belle's new piglet. But things quickly descend into chaos when they realise the piglet has gone missing!

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Manpreet hopes that Risihi will invite her to live with him at Holdgate.

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But her hints go unnoticed, and Jai and Priya take it into their own hands to convince Manpreet to pop the question.

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Tired of the brother's bickering, Victoria locks Billy and Ellis in the portakabin to smooth things over.

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But Ellis soon becomes concerned for his brother, as being locked in the confined space causes Billy to have a panic attack.

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Later on, Victoria leaves an urgent message for Ellis but when Marlon and Jessie come barging down the stairs she panics and throws a pregnancy test under the sofa. Soon Victoria and Ellis have some things to work out…

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Jacob finally deletes Maya's contact details from his phone, vowing to move on from the affair, and tries to make amends with Liv.

She also confirmed that she was starting to film her scenes in January, as another fan replied to the first tweet, writing, 'Oh we all thought you were back January, still a bit of a wait then but it will be worth it', [sic] as Claire replied, 'I’m back filming in Jan!'

Others were over the moon to hear that Kim would be back very soon, as one wrote, 'Emmerdale needs iconic characters and they really hit the mark with Kim' and another added, 'Can't wait!'

Although there's no official word from Emmerdale on Kim's return to the soap, we can pretty much take it as a given, considering Claire has said it herself!

Emmerdale airs every weeknight at 7pm on ITV, with a second showing on Tuesday nights at 8pm.

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