Emmerdale’s Moira Dingle is going to cross to the dark side as a new chapter in her life begins next week.
The village farmer is furious with Ross when she discovers he’s been keeping a stolen car in one of her barns but calms down when she learns why.
When Moira’s meeting with her client, Patrick, doesn’t go to plan she gets an opportunity to wreak her revenge when she finds his car keys on the floor and, with little hesitation, makes off in his car.
Having stolen the car she turns to Ross Barton to help her sell it, and quickly when Patrick arranges another meeting.
But soon Moira’s mortified when Patrick reveals there was an urn of ashes in the boot of his car and he’s devastated that it’s been stolen.
Panicking, Moira hurriedly signs the contract and quickly heads off in the hope Ross hasn’t yet sold the car and she can intercept the ashes before Patrick calls the police.
Later, Ross is on the phone to Moira discussing the car as Emma walks in, he spots her and tries to cover but she’s heard enough and he is forced to admit Moira’s stolen a car.
So Emma confronts Moira threatening to call the police but her rival says she’ll take Ross down with her, putting them both at stalemate.
Moira explains to Emma she did it out of desperation to keep the farm, as it’s the one place she feels close to Holly. Will Emma be softened by Moira’s confession?
Natalie J Robb, who plays Moira, said: “She’s trying to get control back in her life so she knows where she’s at and keeping the farm up and running, which she’s having problems with.
“There’s a naughty side to Moira that you see a glimpse of, she might get herself into a little bit of trouble, shall we say! Patrick tries to shaft her on the deal and doesn’t agree to everything he agreed before, she’s having none of it!
“It was nice to play this side to her where I was able to play a bit of comedy, she’s just taking no nonsense whatsoever! She gets a bit of a thrill from it, how good at it she is, is another story! It’s the wrong thing to do but she does it anyway!”
Talking about a potential reunion with Cain, Natalie added: “I have absolutely no idea, we’re going to have to wait and see about that one. It’s certainly not going to happen in the near future, I know that much, but later on? I have no idea.
“I think we have to remember that Moira really does love Cain but the reason she’s pushing him away is she was so hurt when he went off with Charity and for the fact she thinks he didn’t like Holly.
“I think she just feels like it’s easier for her to be on her own, so she’s pushing people away a little bit. She’s obviously still in love with him, she hasn’t just switched off her feelings, he’s the one who lights her fire.”
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