Emmerdale have this week revealed exactly who will be stepping into the role of Charity Dingle’s (Emma Atkin) adult son, Ryan Stocks, along with a pair of first look images of the young actor in character. James Moore is the man to take on the surprise character, and you can get your first look at him below:

James Moore as Ryan in Emmerdale / Credit: ITV

James Moore as Ryan in Emmerdale / Credit: ITV

Charity has for 27 years believed her son to be dead, following complications during his birth, but in a special flashback episode, viewers discovered that he had in fact survived. Charity however, still remains in the dark.

Next week will see Ryan come onto screens, with further insight given into Charity’s past, helping her to deal with the traumas she faced back then, which are now haunting her in the present day.

Ryan will be revealed to have Ataxic Cerebral Palsy, but unafraid to tackle misconceptions about his condition. With Charity set to feel incredible guilt for leaving her son behind, and with so much to catch up on, will the pair be able to leave the past in the past and forge a relationship?

Credit: ITV
Credit: ITV

Speaking about his role, Moore says: “I’m so excited to have joined the Emmerdale cast. Everyone is so welcoming and friendly and I’m having a great time playing Ryan. I leapt a mile when I got the call and I was over the moon to hear that I had got the part.”

Kate Brooks, Emmerdale’s Acting Series Producer adds: “We are absolutely delighted to welcome James to the show; an actor of real skill, talent and charisma. As to be expected with his Dingle heritage, the character of Ryan is feisty, funny and reckless, and with an unquenchable zest for life. Ryan will not only turn Charity’s life upside down, but also the wider Dingle clan as his arrival throws a massive spanner in the works.

“As Ryan navigates his newfound family ties and connects with the mother he never knew he had it unearths yet another layer to Charity. His journey on the show is jam-packed with laughter, tears, unlikely friendships and with the odd unexpected twist thrown in for good measure.”

Emmerdale continues throughout the week with nightly episodes, and double episodes on Thursdays, Monday to Friday on ITV.

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