Emmerdale boss Iain MacLeod has assured fans they won’t have to wait long to discover who is the real father of Moira Dingle’s baby.
The villager gave birth to a son this week during a dramatic turn of events, but no one knew she was expecting.
And after having sex with both Pete Barton and Cain Dingle during the same week last Christmas, it remains to be seen which one is the father.
Iain said: “You’ll have to wait and see. We’re not telling a protracted “who’s the daddy?” story, but I will say that when Moira’s in a burning building and needs her mortal enemy to save her, she could be forgiven for saying anything to get out.
“Moira isn’t lying, but the truth is a bit more complicated. When you look back at the timelines, there might be other suspects.
“Mathematically Cain could be the dad, and that draws him into the story, but romantically I’m going to plead the fifth amendment on that one.
“Cain quite quickly on hearing of the birth gets his calendar out and counts on his fingers… he’s a key player in Moira’s life in the next 3 to 6 months at least.”
He added: “Moira’s drinking will play on her conscience in terms of her mental state going forward.
“She’s not oblivious to the fact that her lifestyle wasn’t ideal for a pregnant woman, so she will blame herself for the difficulties that follow.
“We also wanted to make this feel like a continuation of the Holly story. It casts a big shadow over Moira’s ability to bond with the child and be happy. It’s a difficult and conflicted time for her.”