Plus Dominic Power says Cameron will choose Debbie over Chas!
News from Emmerdale way today is largely dominated by the complex love lives of the villagers, and most notably, those of David Metcalfe and Alicia Gallagher – who are due to tie the knot next week – and cheating boyfriend Cameron Murray.
Starting with David and Alicia’s forthcoming wedding, stars Matthew Wolfenden and Natalie Anderson – who of course play the characters of David and Alicia – have been talking to TV Times magazine about the storyline.
First, Natalie said of Alicia’s delusions over the sham marriage, “Alicia would love it to be the fairytale she has in her head.
“She’s hoping that he will wake up one morning and be like ‘Let’s do this for real!’
“But deep down she knows that is not going to happen and she’s heartbroken because he keeps saying ‘Remember, this is for Jake.’”
Matthew added, “For David this is all just a plan so he can get custody of the little‘un. He’s totally unaware of how Alicia feels…
“He gets thicker and thicker by the week. How could he not notice this gorgeous girl he’s living with who has got feelings for him?
“But he just sees her as a best mate and can’t see past that.”
And when asked, “Why have they gone all out with the wedding if it’s not real?” Natalie replied, “At one point, Alicia tells David that the wedding is getting bigger than she wanted it to be, but he points out that when two people love each other, they go all out to show the world.
“So, they have stag and hen parties and a reception. She’s got a dress that Gennie has chosen.”
Matthew added, “They have got to make it look real. David only has a stag do because Nikhil offers to organise it.
“He is not that bothered, he just wants to get the wedding done and get the papers signed.”
Both Matthew and Natalie went on to say that in real life, neither of them would marry for any other reason than love.
“On the one hand, she can’t help but smile and then the truth of the situation sinks in and she’s really gutted.”
And Matthew, who is of course married to his co-star Charley Webb, who plays Debbie Dingle, said, “I am totally different to David and take the marriage vows really seriously.
“He is so flippant about it and thinks they can get a quickie divorce, but I couldn’t do that. It’s daft.”
And finally, when asked how the show’s fans feel about David and Alicia, Natalie said, “I think everyone would like to see them together. I know I would.”
Matthew concluded by saying, “On Twitter, people are always asking ‘What’s going to happen?’
“I genuinely don’t know. From the build-up, I would love for her to come back and for him to say let’s get divorced and as he is signing the papers, realising that he is in love with her, that would be a great end to this story.”
As mentioned, we’ll see David and Alicia marry in next week’s episodes.
On now to the news that Cameron Murray will ultimately choose to stay with girlfriend Debbie rather than leaving the village with his lover Chas Dingle, Dominic Power – who of course plays Cameron – has told Soaplife how a fight with Cain finally convinces Cameron that he has to break Chas’s heart, and not Debbie’s.
As fans of the show will know, Cameron and Chas have recently been making plans to leave the village together, and of that, Dominic explained, “This was a plan they made quickly after Gennie found out about their affair.
“Cameron knows that she could reveal it at any time [so he tells Debbie that] he’s going on another trip to Jersey.
“He’s using his kids again as pawns which isn’t very nice.”
However on the day that Cameron and Chas are meant to flee the village, Cameron gets into a fight with Debbie’s dad Cain, who rightly suspects Cameron is seeing someone else.
Of that scrap – which results in Debbie being rushed to hospital – Dominic said, “Cain’s convinced Cameron’s up to something and accuses him of it.
“Because Cameron’s got the conflict going on in his head, it’s the straw that breaks the camel’s back.”
Of the fact that Debbie’s put in harm’s way and is hurt during the punch up, Dominic said, “Cameron’s devastated and suddenly the guilt over everything really kicks in.
“It’s a wake-up call for Cameron. Debbie’s the only person he’s thinking about. He doesn’t think about Chas, or that she’s waiting for him so they can run away together.
“There are three lives at stake here – all because of his actions.”
And of how Cameron’s change of heart about leaving Debbie affects Chas, Dominic said, “Cameron tells her he’s unsure about leaving Debbie and she tells him to get out.
“He feels awful because he does still care for Chas. He’s in a weird place where he feels like he’s in love with two women for two different reasons.
“Cameron says to Chas, ‘It’s just not that simple’. And it certainly isn’t.”
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