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Casting news: Denise Black returns to Emmerdale

Joanie Wright's had a hard time and needs help raising Kyle - but is Cain going to step in as a father to his son?

Denise Black is set to playing Joanie Wright again, returning to the Village.

After Amy tried to leave with her son Kyle, Joanie took her adopted grandson back to her life in Leeds.

But things haven't gone well for her.

Joanie is now down on her luck, living in temporary housing and struggling to bring Kyle up. With nowhere to turn, she contacts Kyle’s real father Cain for some money, to help her with a flat deposit, safe in the knowledge Cain would never want Kyle in his life.

Yet when she’s suddenly mugged, robbing her of Cain’s hand-out, Joanie is at rock bottom, knowing Kyle could be taken away as she doesn’t have a proper roof over their head.

A desperate Joanie soon arrives in the Village where Cain is furious to see her but could it be the Dingle family who offer Joanie the help she so badly needs?

Denise explains: “I am very excited to be coming back to Emmerdale. It’s a lovely show to work on and I’m well set for Joanie’s revival. I bet she has learned a thing or two since we last saw her. Is she still a single grandma? Has she changed? How is Kyle? I can’t wait to find out.”

Joanie Wright reappears in June, so stay tuned for her arrival that's sure to rock Cain's world...

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