Emmerdale star Gemma Oaten has suggested that viewers would love to see her screen alter ego Rachel Breckle in a cat fight with Charity Dingle, following their recent storylines.

Viewers have seen Rachel give birth to Jai Sharma’s baby following a drunken one-night stand – but so far the identity of her child’s father has been kept a secret from Charity (Emma Atkins), who is Jai’s wife.

However Gemma said that the secret will inevitably come out – and Emmerdale fans want to know when.

“People ask me all the time about when the secret will come out,” she said.

“It’s nice because it means they’re excited and interested… or I think they might be excited to see me get beat up, I don’t know!

The actress added: “To be honest, the way Charity’s been behaving on screen, a lot of viewers want her to find out so she gets a taste of her own medicine.

“But I get asked about it a lot – and in all genuine honesty, I really don’t know when it’s coming, but there’s a good build up!”