Emmerdale's Vinny Dingle isn't really Mandy's son, Lisa Riley says 11 months ago

Emmerdale's Vinny Dingle isn't really Mandy's son, Lisa Riley says

He's hiding a whole other identity.

Emmerdale's Lisa Riley has confirmed that Vinny Dingle isn't actually Mandy's son.

The actress, who recently returned to the 'dales after 18 years away, told The Sun all about her character's secret - which is sure to cause plenty of drama.

Ever since her arrival, Mandy has been pretending Vinny is her teenage son - and viewers even became convinced he is Mandy and Paddy's child.

However, viewers are going to find out the truth about Vinny later in October - a month that soap bosses have already promised is going to be "explosive."

Lisa said:

"Who is he? Even I’m yet to find that out – it’s all still to unfold.But Vinny just wants to be part of the family."

She added that while viewers may find out the truth about Vinny not actually being Mandy's son, the Dingle family never do - "Mandy makes sure of that."

The actress teased that Vinny's real mum may be somebody that fans have already seen before.

She said:

"Who is his mother? That’s the big question – will it be a cast member, we just don’t know."

It comes as there's another dramatic storyline unfolding in the 'dales this month: Robert Sugden's exit.

Ryan Hawley, who has played the character for five years, previously teased the drama in store for his character before he leaves.

The actor added that he will miss the show "massively" when he leaves noting how it had "been a huge part of my life for the last few years."

He said:

"I love working here, I love the people that I work with and it's going to be very emotional leaving."