Emmerdale star Jeff Hordley explains Cain’s disturbing decision

Emmerdale spoilers follow.

Emmerdale Jeff Hordley explained the motivation behind Cain Dingle’s disturbing decision.

In scenes due to air next week, Cain will shock Moira as he vows to stop all contact with his son Kyle Winchester, feeling he would be better off without him.

speak to TVTimes, Hordley revealed that Cain’s decision was partly due to his own self-hatred, which is concerned about his tendency to vent his anger.

Cain Dingle in Emmerdale


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“He’s trying to defend his son, but I think he scares Nicola by being quite threatening,” he began. “There’s a bit of a revelation that Kyle will end up like him if Kyle continues to watch the way Cain behaves.

“It has a lot to do with what Amy says to him, but there’s also a lot of self-hatred from Cain. He knows he’s flying out of the grip. Kyle witnesses it all the time, and now he starts attacking people. Cain thinks, “Maybe it’s up to me.” This is a big moment for Cain to admit it to himself.

“What [Cain] he’s right that he would do anything for his family,” the star continued. “However, his moral compass is not set in the right way and his reasoning is a bit flawed at times.”

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The soap will also air a male-only episode this week, with a special set to air on Friday (March 10). Hordley, who debuted as the character in 2000, revealed that he was excited to star in the episode.

“It’s a really well-written episode and has an interesting mix of characters,” he teases. “You see the good side of Cain through his friendship with Dr. Cavanagh – Cain has a heart, he’s not without emotion.

“I like seeing these sides of Cain and I like him and Moira getting lighter stuff because it shows how they really work as a couple,” he continued. “It shows he’s not just that frown-brown fool who goes around the village beating up people!”

Emmerdale aired weekdays at 7.30pm on ITV1 and broadcast on ITVX.

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