Emmerdale spoilers: Claire King confirms Kim Tate hard edge returns

Kim won’t take this lying down (Picture: ITV)

It’s been quite the week for Kim Tate – discovering her son Jamie (Alexander Lincoln) left her in shock but it wasn’t long before the Emmerdale queen was calculating an intricate fake death plot to make Jamie pay.

And, after pretending to poison him after revenge before then cutting him out of Home Farm and her life, Claire King confirms that the experience will harden Kim up.

But she also revealed in an exclusive chat with Metro.co.uk that that doesn’t mean her more vulnerable side is gone – as inside, she is plagued with the betrayal her son has inflicted upon her.

‘We now see a vulnerable side to her,we rarely see this, as she is usually seen in full armour mode. But when she realises her own flesh and blood has done this to her, I really don’t think she can forgive him for this. The battle lines have been drawn,’ she declared.

‘I was told the basic storyline and that she would end up in a body bag so I knew that twist, but just not who the poisoner was – although we did suss that one pretty quickly,’ the acclaimed actress continued. ‘I think we’ll see the tough Kim for a while externally but inside she’s really hurting over this.’

The episodes were a glorious watch with a huge element of escapism and Claire was delighted to revisit the more high octane version of Kim for the big week filled with twists.

‘When I read the scripts I embraced them wholeheartedly as nothing surprises me anymore where Kim is concerned!’ Claire laughed. ‘The great thing is the twist keeping everyone guessing to the end. I absolutely loved it! 

‘It’s so camp! It’s so Kim!’

But what does the future hold for Home Farm legend? There’s lots to come – and Claire reckons there could even be a long term future with love interest Will Taylor (Dean Andrews).

‘She still has Will who I think will bring out a softer side, a more fun side but only when they are alone,’ she mused. ‘Gabby remains at Home Farm and I think they’ll get over Gabby’s stealing and try to learn to trust each other again, but how long that will last is anyone’s guess!’

Knowing Kim, nothing will be quiet whatever happens!

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