Emmerdale brings back iconic villain Kim Tate after nearly 20 years

25 September 2018, 14:12 | Updated: 21 January 2019, 13:38

By Tom Eames

Someone's out for revenge...

It’s been nearly 20 years since Kim left the Emmerdale village, when she dramatically escape in a helicopter after attempting to kill her stepson, Chris Tate.

And now, Kim is making a sensational comeback in a week of explosive episodes set at a Home Farm masquerade ball this October.

There are still several characters who will likely find themselves at the receiving end of Kim's revenge tour.

Actress Claire King said of her return: “As a Yorkshire lass myself, I’m absolutely thrilled to be back in Yorkshire for a fun-filled cameo, once again reaping havoc in the Dales!

Kim Tate
Picture: ITV

"As there are still some familiar faces from 20 years ago it’s felt like coming home and I couldn’t have had a more lovely welcome from such a talented cast and crew, so thank you everyone! It’s literally been a blast!”

Claire King first played Kim in 1989, and the character soon earned a reputation of a ruthless gold-digger.

During her time in the soap, she attempted murder, faked her own death and stood by while her husband died. Her love affair with Dave Glover showed her softer side, until he tragically died saving her baby in a fire at Home Farm.