Moira Dingle’s awful year ends with her rejecting Cain Dingle yet again and sinking further into despair, says Emmerdale's Natalie J Robb

Moira Dingle barely cracked a smile at Christmas and she remains in a very dark place. She has a new baby, but the Barton family is not what it used to be and when Cain Dingle tells her he loves her she reacts by attacking him!

What’s the story?

“Family life has gone horribly wrong for Moira,” actress Natalie J Robb told Soaplife. “She is feeling really low.” Can Cain get through to her and what will Harriet have to say about his latest move?

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Natalie J Robb tells Soaplife why Moira Dingle is in the depths of despair and rejects Cain’s declaration of love…

Soaplife: It’s as if Moira is falling apart, do you feel?

Natalie J Robb: “She is still not coping with her baby and family life is not what it used to be – the Barton family is decimated. Moira has not had a good time of things  for a long while now. Within the space of a year, she lost her husband, her daughter and had a baby she didn’t know she was carrying.”

SL: Does she start to bond with Isaac?

NJR: “Yes she’s getting there in terms with bonding with her baby. But it has certainly been a tricky few months. Over Christmas, Moira realised that Isaac is all she has  left and she wants to be there for him. She’s always put her kids first and is determined to do the same for her newborn.”

 SL: Will Cain be playing more of a part in his son’s life?

NJR:Well, they are not together as a couple but Cain’s definitely trying, so you will have to wait and see on that score. Cain tells Moira that he still loves her, but she’s not feeling very receptive at the time.”

SL: Would you like to see Cain and Moira  get back together?

NJR: “It is lovely working with Jeff Hordley, who plays Cain, as we have a great relationship. If that’s the way it goes, then great. I do know that things between Cain and Harriet were a bit strained over Christmas.”

SL: How does Moira feel about her son Adam’s struggles?

NJR: “Adam is having a troubled time and she feels very sad about it. He needs her more than ever and she is determined to be there for him.”

SL: What can Moira expect for 2018?

NJR: “Hopefully, a bit more luck, a few more smiles and some love in her life!”