Mandy Dingle has returned to Emmerdale with a bang – and a secret 16-year-old son.
We’ve yet to discover who Vinny’s father is, but the soap is dropping major hints it’s Paddy Kirk.
But despite Vinny’s obvious resemblance to Paddy, viewers aren’t convinced.
There have been cries of “too obvious” and “they’d never do that to Paddy and Chas”.
And some even think there’s another potential daddy in the mix: Marlon Dingle!
Marlon and Mandy are cousins – but she married her cousin, Butch Dingle – and being related has never stopped a Dingle before!
Fans have aired their theories on Twitter:
I reckon the father of Mandy's son is gonna be a toss up between Paddy and Marlon #Emmerdale
— lovesfealty (@loves_fealty) January 7, 2019
Watch Mandy’s son turn out to be Marlon’s.#Emmerdale
— salhype (@sallhype) January 7, 2019
Maybe Vinny is Marlon's Son and not Paddy's after all ?
— Vicky Juanita Allum. (@vickysticky25) January 7, 2019
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Yesterday, Mark Charnock, who play Marlon on the ITV soap, teased on Lorraine, fans can expect Lisa Riley’s Dales comeback plot to be exciting.
He said: “The bits that I’ve shot with her are revelatory. There are a lot of twists and turns to come, because of Mandy. God dammit.
“I can’t say too much because there are a lot of assumptions made on Twitter about why she’s coming back.
“It could be that [he’s Paddy’s son] but it could be something else, much more significant. So we’ll have to see.”
And Lisa Riley (Mandy), appearing on This Morning, said Vinny “might not be” Paddy’s son.
But there were some who came up with an even more crazy theory: Sam Dingle could be the dad!
Paddy is the obvious potential father to Vinny. But I think it could be Sam Dingle. It was just the way Mandy looked at Lydia when they were introduced. All will be revealed. Mine is a better storyline. 😉
— Sarah Turberfield (@STurberfield) January 7, 2019
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Others just think Marlon’s known about Paddy’s secret child all along…
It wouldn’t surprise me if it comes out marlon knew about Mandy having paddy’s son #Emmerdale
— 🏴 elizabeth 🏴 (@xxl_i) January 4, 2019
And there was also predictions of an illness storyline for Vinny.
Vinny is definitely Paddy's son but there is a twist to come i reckon the kid is seriously ill and needs his biological father to cure whatever illness he's got #Emmerdale
— LeonaLewisFan1 (@LeonaLewisFan1) January 7, 2019
I’m surmising that it would be too easy for the lad to be “just” Paddy’s Son! How’s about a request for a Kidney/Liver/Bone Marrow transplant! I seem to remember he wasn’t feeling particularly well tonite!
— David George (@sn00bie) January 7, 2019
So many questions!
In tonight’s episode, an hour-long special, we might just get some answers…
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