Emmerdale villain set to make an ‘explosive’ return after a decade off screen 

Emmerdale ‘villain set cause ‘chaos’ in the village as they make an explosive return’ after a decade off screen

Emmerdale is reportedly set to welcome back a villain to the ITV soap – after nearly a decade off screen.

Carl King’s son Thomas is set to make a comeback to the Dales next month, having last set foot in the village in 2013 where he terrorised the locals in the wake if his dad’s death.

The teen, at the time played by Mark Flanagan, left Chas Dingle terrified as he stalked her for her part in his father’s death – she had initially struck him with a brick before Cameron Murray returned to deliver the killer blow. 

He also began a relationship with Belle Dingle with the two planning on running away together causing Belle’s late mum Lisa to ring the police fearing he’d abducted her – before Thomas eventually changed his mind.

Thomas also stole Dan Spencer’s campervan twice while also getting up to mischief with Dan’s son Sean in the village – including stealing late Sandy Thomas’ mobility scooter.

Exciting: Emmerdale is reportedly set to welcome back a villain to the ITV soap – after nearly a decade off screen

Return: Carl King's son Thomas is set to make a comeback to the Dales next month, having last set foot in the village in 2013 where he terrorised the locals in the wake if his dad's death

Return: Carl King’s son Thomas is set to make a comeback to the Dales next month, having last set foot in the village in 2013 where he terrorised the locals in the wake if his dad’s death

And now, 10 years after he fled the village to live with his mum in Saudi Arabia, Thomas – now known as Tom – is reportedly set to return to potentially cause ‘chaos’ once more.

A source told The Sun: ‘Tom’s return is going to be explosive. He shocks his uncle Jimmy when he returns to the village and it’s not clear why he’s back.

‘Fans will be glued to their screens watching Tom’s comeback unfold — and his presence could cause chaos.

‘They will all be asking if he’s as evil as his dad Carl and wondering why he’s returned.’

MailOnline have contacted Emmerdale for comment.

The publication goes on to report that newcomer James Chase has bagged the role of the returning character.

It comes as Emmerdale boss Jane Hudson teased a summer ‘spectacular’ and the return of a character.

She told The Sun: ‘We are working on summer storylines and I always like to have a summer spectacular. So if I say that, I have to come up with something now.’

Trouble: The teen left Chas Dingle terrified as he stalked her for her part in his father's death - she had initially struck him with a brick before Cameron Murray returned to deliver the killer blow (Chas pictured with Carl in 2009)

Trouble: The teen left Chas Dingle terrified as he stalked her for her part in his father’s death – she had initially struck him with a brick before Cameron Murray returned to deliver the killer blow (Chas pictured with Carl in 2009)

Back again: Now, 10 years after he fled the village to live with his mum in Saudi Arabia, Thomas - now known as Tom - is reportedly set to return to potentially cause 'chaos' once more

Back again: Now, 10 years after he fled the village to live with his mum in Saudi Arabia, Thomas – now known as Tom – is reportedly set to return to potentially cause ‘chaos’ once more

She further teased about potential returns: ‘Ooh, I can’t tell you. We’re working on June storylines at the minute and I thought about a return, “Viewers would love that”.’

Elsewhere, Emmerdale is currently seeing a new villain emerge in the form of Alex Moore, whose sinister plan and secret lover was revealed in a shock twist at the end of Tuesday’s episode.

The character has long been under suspicion from girlfriend Naomi Anderson’s dad Charles and his partner Manpreet Sharma – and their suspicions were well and truly proved in the latest installment.

Criminal: Elsewhere, Emmerdale is currently seeing a new villain emerge in the form of Alex Moore, whose sinister plan and secret lover was revealed in a shock twist at the end of Tuesday's episode

Criminal: Elsewhere, Emmerdale is currently seeing a new villain emerge in the form of Alex Moore, whose sinister plan and secret lover was revealed in a shock twist at the end of Tuesday’s episode

Secret: Earlier in the show, Belle and Chas Dingle spotted Alex on the outskirts of the village giving money to mystery Clare - with Belle soon reporting her concerns to Naomi

Secret: Earlier in the show, Belle and Chas Dingle spotted Alex on the outskirts of the village giving money to mystery Clare – with Belle soon reporting her concerns to Naomi

Lies: The episode saw Alex unveil his plot to rob the GP surgery to pay off his drugs debt, while it was also seen that he had a secret girlfriend in the shape of mystery newcomer Clare

Lies: The episode saw Alex unveil his plot to rob the GP surgery to pay off his drugs debt, while it was also seen that he had a secret girlfriend in the shape of mystery newcomer Clare

The episode saw Alex unveil his plot to rob the GP surgery to pay off his drugs debt, while it was also seen that he had a secret girlfriend in the shape of mystery newcomer Clare.

Alex confirmed that him joining vicar Charles’ outreach programme and his romance with Naomi all part of his bigger plan, telling Clare: ‘Our pay day will be here soon – they’ll never see it coming!’ 

Watching the scenes play out, Emmerdale viewers were quick to react, with some calling out Alex’s ‘dodgy’ behaviour.

While others branded his hapless girlfriend Naomi ‘gullible’ for falling for his lies once more.

Emmerdale airs on weeknights at 7:30pm on ITV1, and ITVX. 

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