In Emmerdale, who is the new owner of The Woolpack? This is the burning question on everyone’s mind right now.
But it doesn’t seem to matter to Chas Dingle who buys it. She’s even more upset because she’ll be losing her favorite pub.
Lucy Pargeter attends the auction after having no choice but to sign away the boozer, and her alter ego reveals that she is heartbroken to see her business literally slip away to someone else.
The actress exclaims, ‘She’s devastated!’ ‘At least if Al bought it, she’d know it was him, but now everything is up in the air.’ She has no idea whether it will be converted into flats or remain a pub. She’s losing her job, she’s losing her home, and she has no idea who will take it.’
The main suspect in the takeover is ruthless businesswoman Kim Tate (Claire King), and Lucy admits that she is afraid that Kim will show up and gloat in her face.
However, it’s not yet a done deal for Kim, as an online bidder submits the winning bid.
Lucy tells us that it’s the end of an era for both Chas and herself as the Woolpack changes hands.
‘I’m absolutely devastated. It was devastating when we found out that Charity was going from the pub, when she sold up to Marlon. That was a massive blow,’ she said.
“God, they work so well together, and the dynamic was incredible,” you think to yourself.
‘But then you think to yourself, “I’m fine, I know where I work, and the Woolpack is still here.” My goal is clear. Working in that pub is a dream come true for me! ‘I was on the verge of crying.’
So, what’s next for Chas now that he’s lost the Woolie?
‘I’ve got a little idea of what will happen in the run-up to the 50th, which is giving me a few butterflies,’ Lucy teased. I believe it will be a busy one!
‘I’m not sure what Chas’ role in the village will be, but I have a pretty good idea what’s going to happen with the people around me.’
‘It’s another one of those starts of the years where you go: “Oh gosh! I’ve got all that to do before the end of the year! I’ve got to focus!”’
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