Emmerdale fans go wild for new dishy doctor who ‘is Cain Dingle’s double’

Emmerdale viewers have asked soap bosses to make their new dishonest doctor a permanent character after impressing viewers on his debut.

During a recent episode of the ITV soap, Moira and Cain Dingle (Natalie J. Robb and Jeff Hordley) were updated separately on Kyle Winchester’s (Huey Quinn) condition.

The little boy is in the hospital after almost freezing to death with his aunt Belle (Eden Taylor-Draper), but luckily he has managed to recover from the ordeal.

And the doctor who provided the medical updates had a storm with viewers, as many diehard soap fans begged the producers to make him a permanent character on the show, with plenty of comments about his resemblance to Cain.



The doctor updated Kyle’s family on his condition

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An Emmerdale viewer tweeted: ‘Hey @emmerdale, hold this actor Dr! He looks like a younger version of Cain! & Smiles, so maybe a nice version.’

Another agreed, adding, “I thought it was Cain in a smock at first sight, very pleasing to the eye.”

While a third commented: “I’m glad I’m not the only one to think so”.



Soap fans want to see the doctor about soap permanently
Soap fans want to see the doctor about soap permanently

Others asked where they recognized the actor playing him from, as the credits at the end of the soap revealed that his name is Neil Ditt.

Neil has already starred on the small screen in a number of shows, such as stepping into the shoes of a police officer in EastEnders in 2019 named DS James Alexander.

The actor’s other credits include the popular medical drama Holby City and some TV movies.



Kyle is recovering in the hospital
Kyle is recovering in the hospital



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Neil wasn’t the only new face to appear in last night’s Emmerdale episode (Tuesday, Jan.4).

Vanessa Woodfield’s (Michelle Hardwick) son Johnny has also returned to the village, but keen fans have pointed out that he is now being played by another actor.

Johnny was previously played by a young actor named Luke Hepworth, but has now been replaced by soap newcomer Jack Jennings.



Emmerdale fans spot Johnny's new actor as Vanessa's son is recast
Emmerdale fans spot Johnny’s new actor as Vanessa’s son is recast

Pointing to the new cast member, fans flocked to social media to give him a warm welcome.

One said: “Little (new) Johnny is back with his mom Ness … They are so adorable #Emmerdale.”

While another went on to say: “It’s wonderful to see Vanessa and Johnny back in the village they belong to!”

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