Emmerdale fans convinced Ellis’ dad Al is Kim Tate’s mystery ‘illegal’ business partner after he tricks him into accepting his money


EMMERDALE fans are convinced Al Chapman is Kim Tate’s mystery business partner.

The businessman – who is played by actor Michael Wildman in the ITV soap – made a suspicious phone call at the end of tonight’s episode after tricking his son Ellis to accept his investment into his personal training business.

After Al makes a suspicious phone call Emmerdale fans took to Twitter in a bid to suss out his mischievous plans

But just seconds later on the phone he was less complimentary about the village and the villagers to an unknown person on the phone, making clear his dodgy dealings.

The scene echoed Kim’s phone call last week to her new mystery business partner, with whom she has nefarious plans for the factory – something potentially with an illegal twist.

After tonight’s scenes, fans are more than convinced with one writing: “Chances of Al Chapman being in cahoots with Kim Tate?”

A second said: “Why do I get the feeling Al is Kim’s new business partner?”

Emmerdale fans think Al is scheming with Kim after he makes a mystery phone call following a conversation with Ellis about a new “business plan”

Another added: “Al’s GOT to be Kim’s mystery business partner after that phone call!”

It isn’t just the phone calls either, further evidence came when last night he explained how he had returned from working in Dubai.

He had been running an outdoor pursuits business in the hot country where Kim has only just returned from an extended business holiday.

And actress Claire King recently revealed how Kim would be teaming up with a new man from Dubai.

Al’s former partner is suspicious as to why he has returned to help son Ellis after being absent in his life for so long
Ellis is open to helping out Al with his new business plan

She told Inside Soap: “There is a Kim and Graham story coming up, which does involve family, but also Kim goes into partnership with a new guy who she worked with in Dubai when she went away on a business holiday.

“They’re very, very similar, so whether they will click together or explode, who knows? Also, Graham doesn’t like it too much, as he feels it’s encroaching on his turf!”


Emmerdale producer Kate Brooks said in July: “Getting in bed with Kim Tate is like getting in bed with the Devil herself so it won’t be plain sailing for [Jai].

“They are planning a new outdoor pursuit centre at the heart of the village – there will be kayaks, segways, a nice little eatery and will look fantastic and rejuvenate the village.

“It will bring new characters into the village and they can all have fun in the treetops and zipwires.”

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