Why did Faith Dingle leave Emmerdale? Who is she?

Faith first appeared in Emmerdale in 2000. The character returned to the village this week. But why did Faith Dingle leave Emmerdale?

This week, Cain Dingle was not happy to see his mother Faith back in the village.

On today’s episode of ITV Soap (Friday February 26), Faith later visits her daughter Chas, who admits she missed her. Soon Cain and Chas argue about whether she can stay.

You decide there is only one thing – a dingle dish!

But why did Faith leave the village in the first place?

Why did Faith Dingle leave Emmerdale?

Faith is the mother of Cain and Chas.

She left Emmerdale in 2019 after it was revealed she knew about Cain’s long-lost son, Nate.

In 2019, farm worker Nate had an affair with Cain’s wife, Moira.

In one dramatic scene, Nate Cain revealed that he was his son and had the affair in revenge for abandoning him.

Nate had an affair with Moira to get revenge on Cain for leaving him. But it turns out Cain didn’t know he existed (Credit: ITV)

Little did Cain know that Nate existed. It wasn’t long before Faith walked in and explained everything …

In the 90s, Cain was dating Nate’s mother, Cara, who he met in a bar. Shadrach, however, had a racist attitude and warned them to stay away from Cain.

But when Faith discovered that Cara was pregnant, she forced her to leave and not tell Cain about the baby for fear of what Shadrach would do.

When Cain discovered that his mother always knew he had a son but never told him, he was furious and told her to leave the village.

Who is Faith Dingle in Emmerdale? Who was she married to?

Faith was married to Shadrach Dingle. However, he often abused her.

On Valentine’s Day 1974, Faith Shadrach cheated on his brother Zak. She became pregnant and gave birth to a son named Cain.

When Faith was younger, she left Shadrach (Credit: ITV)

Cain was considered to be Shadrach’s son. When Cain turned 26, Faith shocked Zak by telling him that Cain was his son.

In 1975 Shadrach and Faith married and in 1978 she gave birth to his daughter Chas.

In 1986, Faith left the abusive Shadrach behind, leaving Cain and Chas behind.

Who plays Faith in Emmerdale?

When Faith first appeared in 2000, she was played by actress Gillian Jephcott. Faith performed again in 2004 and was played again by Gillian.

Faith is now played by Sally Dexter (Credit: ITV)

In 2017, Faith returned to the village permanently. This time the actress Sally Dexter had taken on the role.

In 2019 Faith left the village again.

What else was Sally Dexter in?

In addition to playing Faith in Emmerdale, Sally starred in many other popular TV series.

Between 2015 and 2016 she played Mrs. Chynoweth in Poldark. She also played Older Mileva in the TV series Genius in 2017.

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She played the character Brigitte Nye in three episodes of Holby City in 2015.

She has also appeared in Doctors, Father Brown, Atlantis, Toast of London, A Touch of Frost, and The Bill.

Emmerdale airs an additional episode on ITV at 7pm on weekdays and an additional episode on Thursdays at 8pm.

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