EMMERDALE has revealed the first look at Kim Tate’s killer return to the soap.
The archetypal soap superbitch – who is played by actress Claire King in the ITV soap – is released from prison and vows to take back her house in the scene that will be shown on Monday.
Kim vows to take back Home Farm the minute she leaves prison
Graham Foster meets her as she walks out of the big house, as she demands the keys to Home Farm and vows to make a spectacular comeback.
Another scene shows Kim speeding towards the mansion as a host of villagers wait outside, thinking they are waiting for Eric Pollard’s new Aston Martin.
Instead she leaves them all agog as she declares the house is hers and stuns them into silence.
Last night fans were excited tonight as Kim Tate was confirmed as the woman Graham Foster has been scheming with over the phone for months.
Graham helpfully hands over the keys, confirming Kim is the rightful owner of the mansion and not her step-grandson Joe
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As Graham and Joseph Tate prepare for their masquerade ball, Graham was seen taking an outfit upstairs in a protective bag.
As he spoke on his phone, he said: “Everything’s arranged, I’ll be waiting outside.”
After the person at the other end spoke, he replied: “Yes, I chose something appropriate, don’t worry, you’ll make quite the entrance. Til tomorrow then.”
He then unzipped the bag to reveal a bold blue dress and matching mask, confirming it was Kim on the line.
Graham has been speaking to Kim Tate for months on the phoneITV
It revealed the blue dress and mask Kim Tate will wear when she makes her shock return to the villageITV
Fans were delighted by the tease, with one writing on Twitter: “#Emmerdale so Kim Tate back on Monday?” another added: “The b**** is coming home, Kim Tate #Emmerdale.”
A third tweeted: “That was a wonderful episode full of love and nice teasing ending for Kim’s return!”
Graham has been conspiring with a mystery caller for months, and viewers were glad their identity was finally revealed.
One tweeted: “I knew it!! Graham has been speaking to Kim Tate all this time.”
A second added: “OMG Graham was talking to Kim.”
However, after Kim’s return was made public earlier this week by show bosses, some felt it was a shame it wasn’t going to be a surprise.
One viewer tweeted: “Still think it would have been so much better to keep Kim Tates return a secret.”
Kim Tate will step out and declare herself the true owner of Home Farm next week
Claire King is reprising her role as the villainous Kim
The tease comes after Claire revealed Kim has been pulling Joe and Graham’s strings all along.
She will arrive back in the village next week as she crashes the masquerade ball before grandly announcing that she is the rightful owner of Home Farm.
Claire revealed to The Sun Online the pair have “got history” and Kim was the one who sent Graham to find Joe.
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She added: “It’s an interesting partnership, isn’t it.
“Because there’s a lot of history and obviously we get to find out a bit more about that in the week. But yes, it’s good because it’s not your average relationship.”
She added: “I don’t know how far back it goes but it will be over 10 years. And I’ve been under lock and key, obviously.”
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