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Emmerdale’s Rhona Goskirk star details ‘challenge’ for writers ‘It’s a big raise’ | Television & Radio | Showbiz and television

Emmerdale recently turned 50 and the ITV serial soap continues to be filled with dramatic stories that writers have been working on behind the scenes. Currently, Cain Dingle (played by Jeff Hordley) covers for his son Kyle Winchester (Huey Quinn) who killed Al Chapman (Michael Wildman). Zoe Henry, who plays Rhona Goskirk and is married to actor Cain Jeff in real life, spoke exclusively to Express.co.uk about the pressures faced by soap opera writers to deliver exciting content.

Rhona married her on-screen partner Marlon Dingle (Mark Charnock) earlier this year at St Mary’s Church, with most of the village turning out to celebrate their special day.

While the pair seem to be growing stronger, the storylines unfolding around them have been devastating for some characters.

Over the past few weeks, Al, Liv Flaherty (Isobel Steele), and Harriet Finch (Katherine Dow Blyton) have all been killed off.

Cain recently pleaded guilty to the murder of corrupt businessman Al, but ITV viewers now know his young son Kyle was responsible for shooting him.

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Will Cain be the next character to leave the soap if the character is put behind bars for life for Al’s murder.

The Rhonas Zoe actress and Marlon Mark actor spoke exclusively to Express.co.uk about the storylines of the soap opera.

Reflecting on the major changes the cast have seen since their debut on the soap, Zoe said there has been a “great increase” in the number of episodes airing each week.

“It’s not a bad thing, but I think it might be harder for the writers,” she added.

He added: “It hasn’t changed in the way we work hard to get it right.”

Cain actor Jeff spoke exclusively to Express.co.uk ahead of the deadly storm that swept through the Yorkshire Dales for the soap opera’s anniversary week in October.

Jeff said the actors only get one year contract at a time, adding, “I sometimes find it hard to believe, but they have to keep the show going and they have to freshen up the show.

“But sometimes they have to say goodbye to people and it’s always upsetting, but one day I’m sure it will be me, it could be me this year.”