Emmerdale teases Manpreet tensions as Charles' mother arrives

·2-min read

Emmerdale spoilers follow.

Emmerdale's Manpreet Sharma will be thrown into a new conflict next week when her partner Charles Anderson's mother, Claudette, makes a surprise appearance in the village.

Sanditon star Flo Wilson has joined the Emmerdale cast as matriarch Claudette, and she'll be making a dramatic first impression on Manpreet.

In scenes airing next week, Manpreet gets embroiled in an argument with a woman at the café, only to be left mortified when Charles' mum Claudette shows up at Woodbine later – and they turn out to be the same person.

claudette, charles anderson, emmerdale
claudette, charles anderson, emmerdale

Related: Emmerdale confirms affair for Liam and Wendy

Things only get more awkward between the pair when Claudette chastises Manpreet for jilting Charles in the past.

Later on, while alone with Charles, Manpreet speaks openly with him about the difficulties that she is facing with Claudette. But, little does she know that Claudette is nearby and that she has actually heard every word.

Claudette soon takes every opportunity to hurt Manpreet's feelings, off the back of the complaints that she heard the previous day.

charles anderson, manpreet, claudette, emmerdale

Related: Emmerdale horror for Nicola and Angel in crash

Claudette later heads off, but Charles and Manpreet are concerned when she suddenly returns, having put her back out. The couple have plans to head out on a date night, but Manpreet is left disappointed when Charles decides to stay at home and look after his mother instead.

Will Claudette drive a wedge between Charles and Manpreet with her presence?

charles anderson, manpreet, emmerdale

Related: Emmerdale's Bernice tries to kiss Bob in new story

Charles' mother has been described as "forthright and a force to be reckoned with", while she is also "deeply proud" of the achievements of Charles and her grandson, Ethan – although it has been hinted that Charles may find her a little overbearing.

Emmerdale executive producer Jane Hudson has promised that Claudette will "ruffle feathers in the Anderson household", while star Wilson has said that she feels "blessed" to be playing Claudette.

"I hope to make the Emmerdale family proud of the work that I will do," she said.

Emmerdale airs on weeknights at 7.30pm on ITV1, and streams on ITVX.

Read more Emmerdale spoilers on our dedicated homepage

You Might Also Like