Emmerdale fans upset as Noah rejects Ryan – but not everyone thinks he’s a “brat”

Viewers had a mixed reaction to the fallout as the Dingles realised the truth about Ryan

Charity Dingle left her family shell-shocked as she finally revealed Ryan Stocks is her long lost son in last night’s Emmerdale.

Soap viewers were also taken aback as the show’s characters reacted in confusion, disbelief and anger at the unexpected news one of the village’s most recent additions was born after Charity was raped as a child.

And although daughter Debbie was eventually able to process the bombshell about the new family member, Charity’s second son could barely bring himself to look at Ryan.

“Do you know what you are? You’re a piece of him. And we don’t want anything to do with him,” Noah lashed out, struggling to hold back tears and referring to Ryan’s father DI Bails.

“I don’t want him here, mum. Not after what his dad did to you” (Credit: ITV Hub)

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The emotional 14-year-old bawled: “I don’t want him here, mum. Not after what his dad did to you.”

Turning to Ryan, Noah continued: “You’re just a reminder… and we’re trying to forget!”

Demanding he come nowhere near him or his mum, Charity devastated Noah as she insisted she did want Ryan in her life.

“I need Ryan here,” she said, imploring Noah to see matters from her perspective.

“I need Ryan here” (Credit: ITV Hub)

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She stressed: “And Ryan, you are welcome here always, okay?”

As both Noah and Ryan made to leave, with Noah insisting he would move out and live with Joe Tate, Charity clarified she would not abandon her second eldest child again.

“I’m sorry but I won’t lose Ryan again. I can’t,” she said, aware her words would crush Noah.

Although many viewers were infuriated at Noah’s ‘bratty’ ways, many others sympathised with him because of the extraordinary situation provoking his outburst – and because he was putting his mum first.

Bit awkward for Ryan (Credit: ITV Hub)

Be fair, the young lad has gone through quite a lot himself, too.

Debbie seemed to come round to Ryan (Credit: ITV Hub)

Overall, however, Emmerdale fans were delighted to see the Dingles – aside from Noah – come together, even if they were stunned by Charity’s unplanned announcement.

And no doubt that has a great deal to do with how much viewers have welcome the character of Ryan, and actor James Moore, into their hearts.

One scene outside The Woolpack where Debbie decides to make as much effort as she can with her new sibling – despite the initial shock – touched fans deeply.

Debbie and Ryan getting to know each other as siblings (Credit: ITV Hub)

And James – as Ryan, certainly currently one of the soap’s most popular characters – earned a barrel load of praise for his contribution to the raw scenes.

But how will Charity bring Noah and Ryan together? Or will she have to choose between them?

Charity’s in a tough spot (Credit: ITV Hub)

– Emmerdale airs weeknights at 7pm on ITV, with an extra episode at 8pm on Thursdays

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