Earlier this week, Emmerdale executive producer Iain MacLeod revealed there are five massive storylines planned for the autumn.
And one of them involves Liv Flaherty who will be returning to the village after a stint away looking after her mother, who’s sick in Ireland.
Chas Dingle is with Liv, looking after her while she’s away, and the storyline was cooked up to cover Chas actress Lucy Pargeter’s maternity leave as well as Liv’s alter ego Isobel Steele heading off to do her GCSEs.
Both characters will be returning, but whether it’ll be at the same time, we don’t know.
Speaking about Liv’s comeback, Iain revealed: “There’s something big going off for Aaron and Liv as well, there’s a big story for her.”
Whilst we don’t know what it might be, we know those involved are cracking actors, so it’s bound to be dramatic.
Could it have something to do with Robert’s baby? Will Liv take revenge into her own hands on behalf of her brother, Aaron? Or will she be up to something completely separate?
Iain also spoke about the other plots coming up, including a “massive surprise” for someone that’s set to turn everything upside down.
The producer teased: “There’s a really massive surprise coming in October something that even the character it happens to hasn’t seen coming and it will just tilt the whole Emmerdale universe on its axis slightly.”
Er… HELLO???!!! This is massive. (And we just love how forthcoming he is about his plans for the soap!)
Although… this hint is so vague it’d be a bit pointless to start speculating who it could involve…
Iain also let slip: “We’ve got a new arrival, it’s not a Dingle actually but it is connected to the Dingle family in a way that I think people will find really interesting.
“He’s going to be sexy and dangerous and one of our characters stands to get her heart trampled on which I think will be really exciting as well.”
Hmmm… a Dingle… a sexy man… a trampled heart…
Well, it could be a new love interest for any of them, but we are really hoping it won’t be for Debbie or Chas. They’ve had their hearts broken way too many times already.
In fact the only Dingle we don’t mind getting an emotional bruising is Charity – hey, she gives it out enough!
And there’s more gossip, as Ian continued…
“There’s a big change to one of our famous sets in terms of who rules the roost in it.
“There’s a bit of a power struggle that will result in a bit of a changing of the guard in one of our key sets, I can’t say more than that.
“It’s massively exciting, I can’t wait.”
So, we reckon we have figured this one out, or perhaps it’s just wishful thinking.
It’s common knowledge that Lawrence is being written out of the show… so surely this relates to Home Farm?
And there’s more…
Ian added: “There’s a couple of characters that are going to get a massive shock, and running into the new year we’re going to tell a really serious issue led story that’s going to be heartbreaking and truthful and really relatable to the audience.”
Crikey, it’s all going on!