Michael Wildman promises Emmerdale storyline is 'worth the wait'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 18 December 2020
Michael Wildman

Michael Wildman

Michael Wildman insists discovering the identity of Al Chapman's secret woman will be "worth the wait"

The identity of Al Chapman's secret woman will be "worth the wait", according to Michael Wildman.

The 'Emmerdale' star has portrayed Al since August last year, and he's promised fans that they will be in for a shock this Christmas.

He said: "It’s going to be such a big thing – I can’t even hint towards who it can be. It’s worth the wait.

"As things escalate, that’s where the game comes in for him and that’s where he thrives. He doesn’t set out to be like that but it continues because of this excitement for him. Playing a game is what he does.

"As it moves on and becomes more difficult, the more he secretly enjoys it."

Despite this, Michael insists that Al's heart belongs to Priya Sharma, played by Fiona Wade.

Speaking to Metro.co.uk, he explained: "He loves her, without a doubt, which is weird to say. Priya is the first woman that he truly does love – you see a side of him that only she brings out.

"There are some moments you see he’s really conflicted – not because he intends to keep the other woman going, he knows it’s wrong. He’s wrong he can’t help himself.

"What was nice was it was more than just she is beautiful. If we go back a while, she was forthcoming and he actually warned her off as he’s not the type of man she could get involved him. She stuck up for him, brought Ellis back and fought his corner – and he fell for her.

"She was there for him. The barrier came down and she is everything that he needs – she is the one person who can make him a better person."

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