By Ilaria Pignalosa

8th November 2019

Debbie Dingle Emmerdale: Her Most Dramatic Storylines

Debbie Dingle Emmerdale

Debbie Dingle Emmerdale is a fictional character, but this doesn’t stop all her supporters from being worried about her future.

When we look at Megan McKenna net worth, we can understand how Brits love following the adventures of their TV favourites.

Fans of the Emmerdale star, portrayed by the actress Charley Webb, have been watching all the latest episodes of the fortunate British ITV soap opera. While we enjoy the current series, directed by the brilliant executive producer Jane Hudson, why don’t we have a look at Debbie Dingle’s most dramatic storylines?

But be careful: if you still haven’t caught up with the last episodes, here you may find several spoilers!

Who Is Debbie Dingle Emmerdale?

Debbie Dingle is a fictional character played by Charlotte “Charley” Webb. The show is filmed at many locations, including Leeds, a few real rural villages in the Yorkshire, and a new built set on the Harewood estate. At least, Charley doesn’t have to work in one of the worst cities in UK.

This is how soap’s producers describe Debbie:

“Debbie is a self-sufficient Dingle and in many ways, her mother’s daughter. […] Like most of the Dingles she has been involved in lots of scams and money is important to her. […] She does have a more vulnerable side which comes out when she’s in a relationship.”

Since her first scenes aired in 2002, the English actress has already taken three maternity leaves. In mid-2019, Charley took her last leave, after revealing she was pregnant in February 2019.

Her character Debbie, who left for Scotland in the episode aired on 13 August 2019, will return as a central part of the show in summer 2020. Emmerdale fans will be surely waiting for her!

Did Debbie Dingle leave Emmerdale for good?

Why did Charley Webb leave the ITV’s farm? This is what viewers were wondering when, last August, her favourite character announced she was moving north for a while. Allegedly, she was still shocked for the death of Lisa Dingle (played by Jane Cox).

While Debbie was dreaming of pursuing a new life in Scotland, 31-year old actress Charley was leaving the farm to focus on her pregnancy.

Fans were inevitably devastated, even though Debbie Dingle Emmerdale shared a part of her everyday life and her maternity leave, by declaring she was going to chill and sunbathing in her garden.

Debbie Dingle & Lisa Dingle’s Death

In one of the final scenes aired in July, viewers saw Debbie and Belle Dingle finding out that Belle’s mother, Lisa Dingle, had passed away after her illness. In her will, she had left them a garage in Scotland, where she’d been living with her beloved husband, Zak Dingle.

debbie moving scotland

Source: ITV

Debbie and Belle discussed this new opportunity, and Charley’s character decided to leave and look for a fresh start.

Cain and Charity were initially reluctant about Debbie’s intention. However, in the end, Charity (Emma Atkins) and Vanessa Woodfield (Michelle Hardwick) were going moved into her house.

Charity and Debbie’s Emotional Farewell

The final scenes with Charity and Debbie Dingle Emmerdale were particularly touching. Debbie told her mum Charity that she wanted to take a break from her village and ultimately opened her heart to disclose her true feelings.

Debbie leaving emmerdale

Source/ DigitalSpy

Charity admitted that she wast afraid that Debbie would not come back to her. Debbie then tried to explain how important that opportunity was for her.

The pair finally shared a hug, putting a temporary end to one of the most heartbreaking storylines of the Brits’ favourite soap opera.

Debbie Dingle And Charley Webb: When Life Is More Dramatic Than Fiction

Charley’s third baby, Ace Gene, was finally born last July. However, she revealed that her son, nicknamed Baby Wolf, was really lucky to be alive. She said:

“The umbilical cord was wrapped around Ace’s neck when he was born. It came off, and he was passed to me, but I could tell something was wrong. Ace wasn’t breathing at first – so the midwife had to press the panic button.”

Charley’s husband Matthew Wolfenden, who plays David Metcalfe, added that he was nearly sick from the panic.

Luckily, the family is now happily together and, as the English actress has stated on her Twitter account, they are “in a bubble of newborn’ness heaven”.

The couple has two other beautiful children, and our Debbie Dingle Emmerdale may be thinking of expanding the family even more.

Source/ The Sun

Debbie Dingle Emmerdale’s Difficult Childhood

Debbie was born to Charity and her cousin Cain when they were only 13 and 14 years old. Pat Jones and his wife adopted her in 2002, the year she arrived in Emmerdale. Because of his drinking problems, Pat went to the hospital and eventually died.

Meanwhile, Debbie was looking for her mum Charity. After a series of misadventures and misunderstanding, even Cain accepted his daughters as a part of his life. Chris, Charity’s husband, discovered he had an inoperable brain tumour, and thus committed suicide, framing his wife for murder.

Debbie’s Romantic Relationships And Pregnancy

While her mum was spending her life in prison, Debbie Dingle Emmerdale gave birth to her first child when she was only 15. Unfortunately, our heroin found out that her daughter, Sarah, was suffering from a blood disorder.

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Source/ Hello Magazine

Debbie’s love life wasn’t easy, either. After having a second child from Jack, she dated Robert Sugden. She then had a relationship with Cameron Murray, which ended in the Woolpack Siege. This was when Cameron took everyone The Woolpack hostage, and then tried to escape after threatening them with his gun.

After marrying Pete Barton and having an affair with his brother Ross, she left the village. She then returned just in time to enter a turbulent relationship with Tom Watershouse.

Is Emmerdale A Successful Show?

There is no doubt that Debbie Dingle Emmerdale is only one of the many actors that makes this show so successful with their talent.

Emmerdale was first broadcast in 1972 and can now count more than 8,600 episodes. An average of five to seven million viewers gathers on weekday evenings to watch each episode on ITV.

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Source: RadioTimes

In October 2012, in the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the show, ITV aired a live episode. A few years later, in March 2019, there was another special episode. This featured only female cast and crew, in support of International Women’s Day.

Who Works With Debbie Dingle Emmerdale?

Debbie Dingle Emmerdale is only one of the several actors who are now most known for their role in this soap opera.

Emmerdale’s cast can boast decades of TV appearances. For example, Chris Chittell, who plays Eric Pollard, has been working on this set since 1986.

emmerdale cast

Source/ Metro

For this reasons, some of the actors didn’t appreciate to find out that the crew of Coronation Street, one of the UK’s most-watched shows, was earning more money even if they were working fewer hours.

Will Debbie Dingle Go Back To Emmerdale?

Over the decades, Emmerdale has touched a wide range of different social issues. This includes alcoholism, drug addiction, homosexuality and asexuality, and rape.

To deal with these topics, it is essential to employ good actors. This is why Emmerdale fans cannot wait to see Debbie going back to her family.

This is most likely to happen next year, in summer. Who knows what else is going to happen in the set at the Harewood estate? For example, recently, viewers manage to predict Mandy Dingle’s affair with her fake son Vinny.

debbie emmerdale family

Source/ Twitter – Charley Webb

While we wait, we can spend our time trying to solve other mysteries of the show biz. For example, is Lewis Capaldi related to Peter Capaldi? Surely, life isn’t easy either in and outside the fortunate farm hosted by ITV Yorkshire.

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