Vinny (played by Bradley Johnson) returned to Emmerdale recently alongside his “mother” Mandy Dingle (Lisa Riley) with the pair getting up to no good. It’s fair to say they’re hiding more than a few secrets and with actress Lisa, 43, revealing the newcomer isn’t related to her character earlier this week, more twists in the story are yet to come. However, could the most unexpected turn of events see viewers learn Vinny’s real mother is one of the ITV soap’s most beloved characters?
When he made his first appearance in January, it was speculated the youngster was the love child of returning Dingle icon Mandy and her ex-husband Paddy Kirk (Dominic Brunt).
The mother assured the vet her son wasn’t his child, finally putting his mind to rest but leaving viewers wandering who Vinny’s father really is.
It seems the newcomer is willing to help the troublemaker with her mischievous money making schemes, with the pair embroiled in a robbery plot and the teenager also providing Robert Sugden (Ryan Hawley) with a fake passport to flee the village following his own drama.
Upcoming scenes will see the relationship between the pair explored as Mandy will reveal her partner in crime isn’t her child, leading to suggestions someone a lot closer to the infamous clan could be his mother.
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Emmerdale spoilers: Vinny Dingle's real identity exposed in horrifying death twist? (Image: ITV)
Emmerdale spoilers: Vinny Dingle and Mandy Dingle have been up to no good since they arrived (Image: ITV)
In heartbreaking scenes earlier this year, Sam Dingle’s (James Hotton) fiancée Lydia Hart (Karen Blick) had to face the demons of her past as it was revealed she gave birth to a son years before arriving in the village.
However, having given birth to the child alone, Lydia discovered her baby had died and later went to bury the corpse in nearby woods.
The adopted member of the Dingle family has since been trying to move on but may have to revisit the harrowing