Emmerdale fans confused over huge change to Charity Dingle

The former Charity has long since closed (Image: ITV)

After Charity Dingle’s (Emma Atkins) first scene revealed a totally different side to her character, Emmerdale viewers were left perplexed.

When the now-famous villager first showed up on the ITV soap opera in March 2000, it was to attend the beloved Butch Dingle’s (Paul Loughran) funeral.

Before making a full-time comeback to the serial in 2009, she stayed in the role for five years.

She can be seen entering Emmerdale and chatting with Viv Windsor (Deena Payne) at the post office and village store in the resurfacing scenes. After that, she goes up to Wishing Well Cottage to meet her family.

She was already flirting flirtatiously with her second cousin Cain Dingle (Jeff Hordley), with whom she would later have a tumultuous relationship over the years. She then puts her arm around James Hooton’s character Sam Dingle, and he remarks that she looks like a movie star.

Charity in the early years was considerably different. (Image: Shutterstock/REX/ITV)

But it’s her unexpectedly powerful Yorkshire twang—rather than her blond pixie cut—that has admirers talking.

‘I was watching Charity’s first appearance on Emmerdale in 2000 and the change in her accent and simply the way she talks is very different and i didn’t identify her at first,’ the original user said on Reddit.

“Obviously, characters on Emmerdale lose their accent after a while, but I think it’s really strange.”

Charity’s had a number of relationships over the years (Credits: ITV/REX/Shutterstock)
She’s currently with Mack Boyd (Picture: ITV)

“Charity was way different back then,” said a different user. Short hair, youthful, and sassy in contrast to the events of today. Despite the fact that she still looks amazing.

And Cain, whoa! It’s amusing how Sam had longer hair back then, and he really look like a rock star.

One person said that during her first year on the program, her accent was rapidly toned down.

It will take some time for us to catch up to 2009 if we want to see more of her great period; programs that are now running on ITV3 go beyond her first run.

The early scene showed her flirting with second cousin Cain (Picture: ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

As her nephew-in-law Matty Barton (Ash Palmisciano) is now incarcerated for inadvertently stabbing her second cousin, Samson Dingle (Sam Hall), she finds herself torn between two families.

In an attempt to get information about the events last week, Kerry Wyatt (Laura Norton) made flirtatious advances at Josh (Osian Morgan), Samson’s mate and the cause of the brawl.

Kerry had Charity choose a side, and she was humiliated to witness a Woolpack member mingling with enemy number one.

She will, of course, always support the Dingle family, and Kerry was fired from the bar.

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