Charity Dingle

Charity is a blunt, no-nonsense woman and knows how to get what she wants - mostly by flirting. Charity had a tough childhood, and had to learn how to look after herself the hard way.

Unsurprisingly, this has made her self-sufficient, and self-serving. In the past would happily step over people, to reach her goal. Her unhealthy relationship with Cain Dingle has often been the downfall of her previous husbands and near-miss weddings. However, she has finally found a husband who loves her for who she is. Jai supports (and bankrolls) Charity for most of her business ventures. She wants to be a good mother to Debbie and Noah, however her selfish streak does compete with her maternal instinct...

Keywords to describe character: Conniving, opportunistic, driven, manipulative, work shy, strong, fiercely protective of her daughter and grandchildren.

Domestic Set: Holdgate Farm

Work Set: Emmerdale Haulage (part owner).

Relationships in show: Jai (husband), Noah (son), Debbie (daughter) and all the other Dingles!

First appearance: March 2000

No of wives, children, car crashes, etc: 5 times a bride but only married twice.

Likes: Money (spending rather than earning), independence.

Dislikes: A sedate, uncomplicated life.

If they could have one wish, what would it be? To own and live at Home Farm.

And finally... Partial to liquorice and a big fan of Gary Barlow.