Emmerdale in 2022: Meena's comeuppance, three weddings and huge 50th celebrations

By Jasmine Allday

Emmerdale bosses have promised a "chaotic" 2022 for the residents of the Yorkshire village.

There have been some huge storylines in the past 12 months - including Meena's killing spree, Cain and Al's dramatic feud escalating continuously and the return of Vanessa, much to ex Charity's surprise.

And the show's executive producer Jane Hudson and producer Laura Shaw have teased some huge storylines set to rock the Dales in 2022 including three weddings and some huge celebrations to mark the soap's 50th anniversary.

But what's next for the residents of the Yorkshire village? The Mirror gives you a first look at the biggest Emmerdale storylines of 2022.

Meena will face 'judgement day' (ITV)

Meena's comeuppance

Meena has caused havoc on the village over the past year and a half, and it looks set to continue for a few more months yet. However, bosses have insisted her "judgement day" is coming.

"I think it's fair to say that judgement day for Meena is coming. But whether she'll get away with murder you're going to have to wait and find out," executive producer Jane Hudson teased to The Mirror and other press.

"There are still some more twists and turns to be had in this story. Some that you probably won't see coming but I think we can all agree that Meena can pretty much do anything."

She added: "But yes, Meena's judgement day is coming. It won't play out quite as you expect, there will be a lasting effect on a lot of the villagers but I think within the next few months, Meena will get what's coming with her."

Three weddings

Everyone loves a wedding in soap land and there will be three for Emmerdale residents this year. But will they all go to plan?

Billy and Dawn are engaged - but will their wedding go off without a hitch? (ITV)

Jane shared: "There may be a wedding this summer. You'll have to wait and see, but you might not guess who that is right now. Some really big things are going to happen that are going to test people as couples and as parents. There's a lot in store."

Producer Laura Shaw added: "We've already seen Billy and Dawn get engaged, so I don't think we are giving too much away if I tell you their wedding definitely will happen this year. Will it all go to plan, is it going to be a happy ever after or will disaster strike?

"We've also got another wedding coming up, a third one. And that's a bit more of an unexpected twist and I think that's going to shock a few of our villagers and ruffle a few feathers."

Huge 50th birthday celebrations

To mark Emmerdale's 50th birthday celebrations this October, bosses have revealed there will be a huge month of celebrations to mark the milestone occasion.

There will be another huge stunt like the rope bridge collapse this year! (ITV)

"It's going to be chaotic over the next 12 months," Jane added, "It's our 50th birthday coming up at the end of the year and we're going to be having a golden month of celebrations to mark our 50th. There's going to be mindblowing stunts, there's going to be moments and heartbreak. There's going to be secrets and lies revealed.

"It really is going to be the gift that keeps on giving and the party that you don't want to miss. Our 2022 is very much going to be building our stories for that 50th golden month of celebrations. It will be the biggest year we've ever had."

Charity and Vanessa reunite?

Vanessa has made her return to the Dales - but how will that impact Charity and could the exes actually get back together.

Laura said: "Vanessa's back! Obviously, that is going to throw the cat amongst the pigeons for Charity and Mackenzie. Will we see Charity and Vanessa back in 2022 - or will we see Vanessa head off in a new direction maybe?

Will Charity and Vanessa reunite? (ITV)

"It's probably time for people to decide whether they're team Vanity or team Mackity? Charity's also going to be affected by some heart-breaking news involving Ryan that's going to see some hugely emotional scenes that are going to play out between mother and son. This is going to have some influence on Charity's relationships too."

Cain and Al face off

Cain and Al have been at war for months over and it's fair to say they definitely don't see eye to eye. There is set to be a huge storyline ahead for Cain and Al as the months go on.

Cain and Al have never seen eye to eye (ITV)

Show bosses teased: "Cain and Al's feud is definitely not offer as you will see. Something will happen which will make these two men have to look at their relationship with each other. There's definitely going to be an explosive Cain and Al moment.

"I think the viewers will really enjoy it as these two men are constantly at war with each other."


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