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Emmerdale's Original Bad Girl is Back

Kim Tate is returning to Emmerdale for a cheeky cameo and she wants revenge.


It’s been almost 20 years since iconic super bitch Kim left the Emmerdale village in a dramatic exit which saw her escape in a helicopter after attempting to kill her stepson, Chris Tate.


Kim is set to make an explosive surprise comeback in all her glory for a week of high drama this October at a Home Farm masquerade ball.


She still has unfinished business in the village and there are several characters who will find themselves at the receiving end of her vindictive ways.  


Speaking about her character’s return Claire King said “As a Yorkshire lass myself, I’m absolutely thrilled to be back in Yorkshire for a fun-filled cameo, once again reaping havoc in the Dales!


As there are still some familiar faces from 20 years ago it’s felt like coming home and I couldn’t have had a more lovely welcome from such a talented cast and crew, so thank you everyone! It’s literally been a blast!”


Kim played by Claire King first arrived in the village in 1989 and soon earned her name as a ruthless gold-digger. She attempted murder, faked her own death and stood by while her husband died.


It seemed Kim didn’t have many redeeming qualities but her love affair with Dave Glover brought out her softer side, until he tragically died saving Kim’s baby in a fire at Home Farm.


Producer, Kate Brooks added “Kim Tate is such a hurricane of a character, notorious for wreaking havoc wherever she goes. Kim's explosive return shakes the very foundations of the village as she swaggers back into Home Farm, leaving a devastating trail of destruction in her wake.


We are delighted to welcome Claire back to the show; an actor exuding charisma and ebullience. It is testament to Claire's immense talent that her portrayal of such an iconic soap villain is so convincing. We are all absolutely thrilled that she's filling Kim Tate's designer shoes once again.”


Emmerdale continues Monday to Friday at 7pm with an extra episode on Thursday at 8pm on ITV

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