Could he be set for a shock exit?
Following the horrific death of Al Chapman, Cain Dingle’s future in Emmerdale is in jeopardy.
In Tuesday’s episode (November 1, 2022), it was confirmed that Al (Michael Wildman) had been shot to death. Al’s girlfriend Kerry Wyatt (Laura Norton) then showed up with the shotgun in the possession of Cain (Jeff Hordley), Al’s adversary.
After being accused of killing Al, Cain has now been placed under remand in custody, leaving his wife Moira (played by Natalie J Robb) to gather the pieces and justify her husband’s absence to their kids.
To protect the family, Cain is remaining silent about his discovery of Al’s affair with Chas (Lucy Pargeter). However, Chas has publicly disowned her brother out of rage over his alleged murder of her partner Al.
Has Cain murdered Al? If so, how is Cain going to escape this one? Will Jeff Hordley’s tenure as an ITV soap opera star end?
Continue reading as we speculate about Cain Dingle’s future in Emmerdale.
Is Cain Dingle leaving Emmerdale? Latest on Jeff Hordley future
It is not yet official that Jeff Hordley, who plays Cain Dingle, is leaving Emmerdale.
Given that investigators are certain Cain is guilty, it appears he will spend a significant amount of time behind bars. It appears unlikely that Cain will be free anytime soon because, regardless of what transpired inside that barn when the shotgun went off and killed Al, Cain still brought the weapon with him and lured the other man there.
There appears to be a trial coming up, but does this imply that actor Hordley—who has been playing the part since 2000—will be leaving it?
Emmerdale has not declared that it is leaving, and when RadioTimes.com contacted ITV representatives, they had nothing to say.
However, that does not imply that Cain will remain. Surprise exits from soap operas have been known to occur, and Cain has taken several screen breaks throughout the years. If proven guilty, maybe Cain will accept his fate and skip out on our regular Dingles dose for a while.
Alternatively, if Cain is ultimately found not guilty, he might choose to go to Scotland, where his father Zak (Steve Halliwell) is currently staying, to be with his daughter Debbie (Charley Webb).
We also can’t rule out one more possibility because Emmerdale’s criminals frequently escape from custody. Could Cain then pull a fast one and head overseas? For those who enjoy the well-known character, this mystery would undoubtedly be captivating.
Given the lack of information regarding Cain’s future, it’s possible that he will continue to appear on our screens, no matter what happens to him. Maybe as he gets used to life behind bars, we’ll get to see plenty of the hardman.
Though it’s hard for Emmerdale to keep portraying jail scenes, there’s always a chance he’ll be exonerated and reunited with his family. Sister Chas would have plenty of drama to play out between the two over the explosive secret, since she is at the center of this week’s events.
And last, the crucial question is whether Cain actually killed Al.
Could the bad boy be defending a different family member? Already, fans are conjecturing that Danny Miller’s character Aaron Dingle killed Al before leaving the village.
To find out what’s ahead for Cain, you’ll simply have to continue watching Emmerdale.