Emmerdale fans were treated to a special episode; Emmerdale Family Trees which took a closer look at the iconic Sudgen brood. One village resident who was embroiled in all their drama was Katie Sugden (played by Sammy Winward). Viewers will remember how she found herself between Andy Sugden (Kelvin Fletcher) and Robert Sugden (Ryan Hawley) and their ongoing sibling rivalry. While the teenager was initially Andy’s girlfriend, fans of the ITV soap saw Robert pursue Katie until he finally got her. Years later, Robert’s vindictive ways saw Katie turn on him and when she threatened to expose his sexuality, Robert killed her. Could the truth about how she fell through the floorboards be revealed five years later?
The soap took a trip down memory lane as they delved into the archives and explained how Emmerdale inauguration started with the Sugden family.
For the first ten years, brothers Jack Sugden (Clive Hornby) and Joe Sugden (Frazer Hines) ran the farm together, but they never saw eye to eye.
When Jack and Sarah Sugden (Madeline Howard then Alyson Spiro) adopted Andy, history repeated itself.
This time, it was Andy and Robert who fought each other and fought for their father’s affection.
In 2001, a new classmate arrived who took the sibling rivalry to a whole new level.
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Emmerdale spoilers: Truth about Katie Sugden’s death ‘exposed’ in Robert and Andy twist (Image: ITV)
Normally, it was Robert who got the girls, but Andy stole Katie’s heart.
After Andy gloated about his success with the ladies, Robert vowed to tempt Katie away - and he did just that.
But, in the end, Katie chose Andy, but her hate for her brother-in-law never stopped.
In 2015, Katie found out Robert was having an affair with Aaron Dingle (Danny Miller) and photographed the two kissing.
This snapshot led to her downfall, as Robert’s venomous side reared its ugly head once more.
Emmerdale spoilers: The Sugden family tree (Image: ITV)
Emmerdale Family Trees played clips from Katie’s final moments and spoke to the cast involved about the iconic exit.