A wedding, a proposal and a jaunt for Marlon and Paddy are all on the agenda…

Emmerdale’s Executive Producer Jane Hudson has revealed several big stories for Christmas and New Year…including a wedding in a huge Emmerdale Christmas!

The soap boss announced the big news at a press event to mark the much-anticipated return of Kim Tate. Village vixen Kim, played by Claire King, will be back next week for a guest stint, almost twenty years after the character left Emmerdale in a helicopter with son James.

Says Jane: “We have got a wedding at Christmas. I’m not going to tell you who, but let’s just say it will bring a different flavour to the village than you’ve had before.

“We will be sending Paddy and Marlon off on a little adventure next year, around February time. One of them will make quite a big discovery.

“We have a proposal next year between two of our characters, and it’ll be very romantic.

“And we have got huge rifts coming up in the Dingle clan that will blow apart two of our most loved characters. Who knows if they will ever get back to where they used to be?”

Top contenders for the Christmas wedding must surely be Charity Dingle and Vanessa Woodfield. The pair, whose romance began as a drunken fumble in the Woolpack cellar last year, have become closer in recent months, thanks to Vanessa supporting her girlfriend during the trial of her former rapist, DI Bails. And last week, “Vanity” fans went wild when Charity told Vanessa she loved her.

Other possibilities for the festive nuptials include Paddy Kirk and Chas Dingle. The pair were due to marry back in the Summer, but postponed the ceremony after a disagreement about donating now late baby daughter Grace’s organs.

Megan Macey and Frank Clayton, Kerry Wyatt and Dan Spencer, and Eric Pollard and Faith Dingle could also be potentially saying “I do.”

We will update you when we know more about about the big Emmerdale Christmas.