Emmerdale aired the beginnings of new romances, murder plots and family pain in April 2012 – with many of the main characters no longer appearing on ITV.
Emmerdale looked very different 10 years ago in 2012, when the ITV drama’s biggest April storyline dealt with abuse, love affairs, big secrets, and new love.
As Debbie Dingle and Cameron Murray’s romance heats up, while she’s pregnant, she has no idea he’s having an affair with her aunt Chas Dingle.
Of course viewers who have stuck with the soap know how it all ended, while fans may also recall in April 2012, there was also an abuse scandal.
Ashley Thomas was found to have violently assaulted her elderly father, Sandy, while trying to take him to a care home.
At that time, his family and village had to pay a heavy price for him, while he deeply regretted his actions.
Laurel Thomas’s wife refuses to leave him alone with Sandy or their children, who are terrified of him, and it takes time before he manages to bring them back.
There’s also a shocking escape after a devastating fire at the garage that sent Aaron Dingle, then Aaron Livesy, flees.
He blamed the real arsonist, his best friend Adam Barton, after actor Danny Miller dropped out of his role – while he would later return, before most recent departure in 2021.
The Dingles are torn about Aaron’s decision to run away and are heartbroken to see him gone, and Adam feels guilty about letting Aaron admit fault – which he himself did to his mother Moira a few years later. .
Eric Pollard and Brenda Walker also began a romance, while they were soon parted – but the characters are now back together in this day and age and stronger than ever.
Ali Spencer and Ruby Haswell were desperate for Ali’s ex Dan to sign the divorce papers, while Zak Dingle was worried about his health.
The character collapsed from shock and was taken to the hospital, where doctors soon said he had a panic attack, possibly due to stress or depression.
Zak hid the news from his worried loved ones and refused to tell them what was really going on, while fans may remember the character’s battle with depression. on soap.
Possibly the biggest story of this time is that Debbie was oblivious to her aunt and her partner’s steamy love affair while she was pregnant.
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Chas feels guilty and calls it out, pointing the pair to temptation and continuing to meet in secret.
This affair would continue and eventually get rumored, leaving Debbie devastated and Chas abandoned by her family, only to have Cameron reconcile with Debbie later – but that was the least of their worries.
Cameron became a murderer and murdered Carl King, Alex Moss, and Gennie Sharma, before taking the entire pub, including Debbie and Chas, hostage with a shotgun until he died.
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Emmerdale airs weeknights at 7:30 p.m., with an hour-long episode on Thursdays.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/emmerdale-10-years-ago-aaron-26649480 Emmerdale 10 years ago: Aaron on the run, Zak's steamy love affair and health battle