Jeff Hordley has revealed that he was never in doubt that his alter-ego Cain Dingle would return to Emmerdale.

The bad boy makes a shocking reappearance next Tuesday after escaping the village via helicopter two-and-a-half years ago.

But Jeff said: “I knew that one day, I seriously did in my bones, I knew that there would be a day when I would be back. I just didn’t know when that would be.”

He continued: “When I left, I left that door open, and I left that door open for a reason.

“It’s kind of strange but really comforting, because obviously I know I’ve got lots of friends here and all the crew I know really well and everyone behind the scenes.

“Everyone’s been absolutely lovely welcoming me back. On the whole, it’s b****y good to be back.”

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