Faith Dingle is the ex-wife of Shadrach Dingle and the mother of Cain and Chas Dingle.


1974-2016: Turning her back on her familyEdit

Young Faith

Faith in 1986

On Valentine's Day 1974, Faith had a fling with Zak Dingle, her partner Shadrach's brother, and later gave birth to a son that she named Cain. Zak and Shadrach thought Cain was Shadrach's son and she married Shadrach in 1975. In February 1978, Faith gave birth to a daughter, Chas. After Faith left the family in 1986, Chas took her place and made sure that Cain went to school often enough not to cause trouble and cleaned up after Shadrach after his many benders.

On Cain's twenty-sixth birthday, Faith shocked Zak by telling him that he was Cain's father. Four years later in October 2004 she returned to help celebrate the Dingles ten years in Emmerdale. She tried to build bridges with Cain's daughter Debbie Dingle, but Cain would not allow it. Faith then left the village again.

Faith married a man named Brian Roberts. She didn't get along with Brian's daughter Eileen who thought Faith was only after her father's money. Faith and Brian were only together for a few years when Brian passed away. In 2016, Faith was diagnosed with breast cancer. In July, Faith had a double mastectomy but went into cardiac arrest on the operating table. Faith was resuscitated but the surgeons couldn't put in the breast implants at that time.

2017-2018: Return and helping SarahEdit

In January 2017, Faith donated £20,000 to a fundraising page set up to fund proton beam therapy for Debbie's daughter, Sarah. The following month, skint and homeless Faith came to Emmerdale but got locked in a barn at Wishing Well Cottage. Sarah found Faith and secretly began bringing her food and medicine. She also stole a donation tin and gave the contents to Faith. Faith used the money to book in the B&B but collapsed in her room and an ambulance was called. Cain, Chas and their family were shocked to see Faith and were stunned to learn that she had donated the £20,000. The Dingles were grateful for the donation and Cain paid for another night in the B&B, making Chas unhappy. Cain's estranged wife Moira agreed to let Faith stay at Butlers Farm with her, Debbie, and Debbie's children Sarah and Jack.

Debbie got a fake passport so she could travel to Prague with Sarah during her treatment but Cain insisted Debbie should not break her bail conditions so Faith went with Sarah. Faith returned a few weeks later and Moira allowed her to stay at Butlers Farm. Debbie persuaded Chas to sit down and talk to Faith. Faith accepted that she shouldn't have left Cain and Chas with Shadrach and asked Chas if she could start making things up to her and Chas agreed as she was tired of hating her mother. Unfortunately, when Chas went to hug Faith, Faith pulled away because of her mastectomy but Chas felt rejected again. Faith told Moira about her mastectomy and Moira encouraged her to tell Chas everything. Faith couldn't so Moira told Chas. Faith decided not to get breast implants, not wanting to chance having another cardiac arrest.

2018-2019: Pushing Kim Tate and departureEdit

Faith was revealed to be the one who pushed Kim Tate off the balcony. After Kim found out, she swore revenge on Faith. 

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'Live and let live, that's my mantra.'

Faith is described as "a wonderfully wicked addition" and "fun, frivolours and feisty".

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Hobbies and interestsEdit

Faith loved to be the life and soul of the party, and she was regularly more hungover than most people after parties. She once mentioned that she had made several sex tapes.

Faith was always interested in the afterlife. In mid-2017, she began doing readings for the villagers. However, it was later revealed that she had taken detail's from late Edna's diary and it had also been an excuse to torment Emma Barton who had played a part in her husband's death.

Background informationEdit


"Hello, boys!" - first line to Cain, Shadrach and Zak Dingle.

"Valentine's day 1974. He's as much yours as he is mine, Zak" - to Zak Dingle, revealing Zak is Cain's real father.

"Oh hello" - to Chas and Cain when she reunites with her children after being away for over 12 years.

"Oh yeah, be afraid everyone. Homicidal great-grandma on the loose" - when Faith is accused of the murder of her late-husband Brian Roberts by her former step-daughter Eileen in The Woolpack.

"Hate. Hurt. Revenge. Seems like a fitting end to a party at Home Farm. What is it about that big, stupid house? It lulls people into thinking they're gonna be all right. Everything's gonna turn out fine. To half the people round here, it's some kind of dream living in the big house. You get too close, you realise, it's a nightmare. The place is cursed." - Faith during a police interview.

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