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Emmerdale’s Claire King reveals Kim Tate is ‘bigger and badder than ever!’

The superbitch is back

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The news that Kim Tate is heading back to Home Farm has sent soap fans into a frenzy, and now actress Claire King has revealed all the details surrounding her exciting comeback during a chat this morning on ITV breakfast show, Lorraine.

The actress, who was last seen playing the amazingly evil superbitch Kim Tate back in 1999, spoke of her much-anticipated return to the soap with host Lorraine Kelly, revealing that it might not be for as long as fans might have hoped for…

Claire King appeared on ITV morning show Lorraine earlier today (Credit: ITV)

“She is just back for a week. I think she does quite a lot in that week and she’s bigger, badder than she was before, and obviously a bit older.”

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She might only be back on screen for a week initially, but has Claire really ruled out a more long-term return in the future?

Claire revealed all the details surrounding her return (Credit: ITV)

Lorraine was desperate to get the details from the actress this morning, grilling her on whether Kim could be a character who popped in and out of the show, fitting with Claire’s busy schedule.

Sadly for soap fans, Claire wasn’t revealing too much, instead replying: “I’m committed to pantomime at Christmas. I’m in Stockport doing Sleeping Beauty and I’ve got a film coming out at the end of October, King of Crime, so things are busy. I’m sorry about that!”

Her return to the show might be brief (for now – we have still got our fingers and toes crossed for more!) but Claire revealed that her alter ego will certainly be making something of an entrance when she arrives.

Kim’s back to cause havoc (Credit: ITV)

We last saw the character depart the Dales in a helicopter after trying to kill stepson Chris Tate with a paperweight, and it seems her return is equally as dramatic…

“She arrives in a DB9 which is rather nice, and I got to drive it. We didn’t have the helicopter this time, but we had a nice Aston Martin instead!

The superbitch is back! (Credit: ITV)

“The first few days I was working with Andy Scarborough (Graham Foster) who is just brilliant – we were on different sets so at first it felt like a new job. Then I arrived at Home Farm and the old boots came on. She was back and it felt great!

“There are loads of familiar faces too and the same work ethic so it feels like home.”

Emmerdale released a dramatic trailer last night, the rest of the masked ball promo that they relvealed a cryptic image from last week showing a blonde woman wearing a masquerade mask.

Fans were convinced that the masked woman was Kim Tate, and of course they were right.

The whole trailer has now been revealed and shows Kim coming face-to-face with current Emmerdale characters as she dramatically enters a ball where everyone is dressed up in their finery.

It was Kim behind the mask all along (Credit: ITV)

Kim stands out in a dramatic red dress, finally revealing her face at the end of the clip.

Could the familiar faces that she passes as she enters the room be potential victims that she’s got lined up as part of her return?

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With Cain, Debbie, Graham, Moira, Charity, Vanessa, Ross and Rebecca, and of course, Joe Tate, just a few of the characters who could be in Kim’s firing line, it looks like she’s going to have a busy week back in the Dales.

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

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