Moira Barton (played by Natalie J. Robb) arrived in the village in 2009 with her husband John Barton (James Thornton) and their children Adam (Adam Thomas), Holly (Sophie Powles) and Matty (Ash Palmisciano), then Hannah (Grace Cassidy). Emmerdale viewers know little about Moira’s life before the village but that’s all set to change with the arrival of her brother Mackenzie (Lawrence Robb). The newcomer has no idea why the farmer abandoned him and their family but could a teenage pregnancy be to blame?
Moira is fiercely protective of her family in the village and is pleasantly surprised when Mackenzie shows up.
However, the reunion doesn’t get off to a good start and it’s clear Mackenzie is furious with his sister for leaving him when he was young.
Speaking to Express.co.uk and other press, Moira star Natalie teased the real reason the farmer abandoned her family.
She shared: “I really don't want to ruin it and we're still in the middle of filming all at the moment so I can just say that it’s very sad.
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Emmerdale spoilers: Moira Barton will have to confront a secret from her past (Image: ITV)
Emmerdale spoilers: Moira will be surprised by Mackenzie's arrival (Image: ITV)
“But there's a big reason why she'd had to run away, that's all I can say.
“I don’t think he's going to want to listen but