Jessie Grant’s son Ellis arrives in Emmerdale next week, and it doesn’t take long for the news to come out that the mother and son duo are hiding a big secret from an unsuspecting Marlon.
Mount Pleasant star Asan N’Jie has been cast as Ellis, who first arrives in the village as a love interest for Victoria Barton.
The pair arrange a date, but the evening ends in disaster when Matty gets jealous and accuses Ellis of chatting up other girls.
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The men end up fighting, and the confrontation has to be broken up by Jessie’s boyfriend, Marlon Dingle.
It is only when Marlon is explaining how he got a bruise to Jessie that he meets Ellis again and realises his true identity.
While Ellis has certainly made an entrance to the village, it looks like that’s not the only trouble the new regular character will be causing.
After Maron has invited Ellis to stay in his spare room, viewers will see Jessie and her son secretly talking about a secret they’re hiding from their past.
Jessie reveals to Ellis that she hasn’t told Marlon their dark secret, and that it is strictly on a need-to-know basis only.
But what are Ellis and Jessie hiding?
Actor Asan recently revealed: “Obviously I can’t say too much but there is a hidden past between Ellis and Jessie.
“They both know something that Marlon doesn’t yet know, and it is big. Jessie doesn’t want Marlon to know whatever it is, and this could effect Marlon and Jessie being together.
“I think Ellis wants to say something and get it out in the open, but it’s Jessie who wants to keep it from Marlon a bit longer.”
How long will it take for Marlon to realise he is being kept in the dark? And what is this intriguing secret?
Emmerdale airs weeknights at 7pm on ITV, with an extra episode at 8pm on Thursdays.
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