Emmerdale’s Andrew Scarborough confirms Joe Tate is alive?

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Ever since Joe Tate’s ambiguous death, Emmerdale fans have refused to believe he’s gone for good.

Despite actor Ned Porteous confirming he really has left, viewers are standing firm – Joe’s alive and he’ll be returning to the village one day in the future.

Emmerdale Ned Porteous
Dead or alive? (Credit: ITV)

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After all, we didn’t see his dead body, did we?

Andrew Scarborough, who plays brooding drunk Graham Foster, seems to have confirmed that fan theories are correct – Joe really isn’t dead!

So, although Ned is currently seeking fame and fortune in Los Angeles, he’ll be back one day for the mother of all showdowns with Kim Tate.

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Joe and Graham: Dream(y) team (Credit: Instagram @nedporteous)

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In a recent interview with Digital Spy, Andrew let slip that his character couldn’t possibly have killed Joe, because of their close relationship.

Talking about the possibility of Joe’s return, Andrew said: “I feel that would be wonderful, because Graham viewed Joe like a son and I don’t think Graham would kill his own son.”

Errrr, hang on there, Andrew – you’ve just dropped a major spoiler!

Joe Tate and Graham Foster
Graham was inconsolable when Joe was left for dead (Credit: ITV)

The actor also revealed that Emmerdale fans have turned against him ever since he ‘murdered’ his own protégé, adding: “[The fans] don’t trust me.

“They never trusted me anyway, but yes they are a lot more wary about what he says and what he does.”

Viewers have seen Graham spiralling out of control ever since the departure of Joe.

Graham could star in his own spin-off show Drunk and Drunker (Credit: ITV)

He’s been in a pit of despair after ‘finishing off’ his closest friend – but did he really?

In explosive scenes shown last month, Kim Tate drove Joe out of town.

Fearing for his life (quite rightly), Joe left the village and his fiancée Debbie Dingle waiting at the alter on what was supposed to be their wedding day.

But, after a change of heart, he returned to declare his love for Debbie and face down Kim.

Emmerdale Cain, Graham and Joe
Cain believes he killed Joe (Credit: ITV)

However, he never got to speak to Debbie as her furious dad Cain got to him first…

He punched Joe, leaving his lifeless body rumpled on the ground.

Fans were then led to believe that Graham finished Joe off.

Speaking about Graham’s mindset, Andrew added: “Graham is on the brink of exploding and wants to tell Debbie everything, but he doesn’t.

“He’s drinking and finding it increasingly difficult to keep a lid on it, but knows he must.

“What he does say is that Debbie’s dad Cain knows more than she realises. It’s Graham’s way of deflecting and transferring – he wants someone else to feel what he’s feeling.”

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