Emmerdale’s Lisa Riley teases Mandy Dingle’s secret sister twist after catfight

Emmerdale star Lisa Riley has sparked a new theory over a secret pair of Dingle sisters.

The popular actress, who is back in the village after 17 years away, believes her character Mandy and cousin Chas may actually be sisters.

Mandy left shortly before Chas arrived in the Dales, so the pair will be seen on screen together for the first time at Marlon’s official wedding day.

All hell breaks loose as an emotional Chas finally snaps and attacks Mandy outside the church.

The feisty Dingle women do manage to put aside their differences and bond over the loss of baby Grace, but could they be sisters?

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Speaking to Mirror Online, Lisa said: "I honestly think that Mandy and Chas are sisters. It would be wonderful to explore that.

"They are very similar in that they are confident but they live with bravado and hide it when they are hurting inside. The way they write for Chas reminds me of how they wrote for Mandy when I was here.

"If it turned out they were sisters it would be wonderful to explore. they are so similar and have both been through so much turmoil.

Emmerdale's Lisa Riley teases Mandy Dingle's secret sister twist after catfight

All hell breaks loose as an emotional Chas finally snaps and attacks Mandy

Both Dingle women certainly have a similar taste in men, as Mandy was married to Paddy, who feels very awkward when his ex rocks up.

On their relationship, Lisa said: "Everyone’s saying that Mandy and Chas are going to hate each other, but we shall see.

"They’re very similar in that they are females who show bravado and confidence when, inside, they’re hurting. That’s what they wrote for me."

Emmerdale's Lisa Riley teases Mandy Dingle's secret sister twist after catfight

Mandy Dingle
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Lucy Pargeter, who plays Chas, has also revealed details of the history between her character and Mandy.

On whether they got on, Lucy said: "We didn’t. It’s implied Mandy was the fun girl growing up and Chas wasn’t. There’s a bit of history and tension between them, and obviously because of her history with Paddy.

Could Chas and Mandy actually be sisters?

*Emmerdale airs tonight on ITV at 7pm

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