EMMERDALE’S Samson Dingle has been absent from the drama on the ITV soap for some time, but he appears to be set to return in a brand new storyline that could see him leave the village.
Samson (Sam Hall) was recently implicated in the downfall of Emmerdale villain Meena Jutla (Paige Sandhu) when he assisted Noah Dingle (Jack Downham) in hiding Leanna Cavanagh’s (Mimi Slinger) ring that the serial killer had stolen. He was only a supporting character in this storyline, but in upcoming scenes on the ITV soap, he is set to cause a stir when he secures a job at the hair salon, where he will work alongside Mandy Dingle (Lisa Riley). Unfortunately, his family will believe otherwise as the teenager begins to feel he has finally found a place where he is comfortable and wanted.
Next week on the weeknight serial drama, Amelia Spencer (Daisy Campbell) arrives at the salon for a makeover in preparation for the school prom.
Mandy believes she knows exactly what the adolescent requires and sets about transforming her, but the adolescent is unimpressed with the end result.
She begs Samson to help her so she won’t be bullied by the other kids, and he doesn’t waste any time in demonstrating his abilities.
Last year, Sam Dingle’s (James Hooton) son began working at the salon as a way to keep him occupied instead of sitting at home all day.
He was hesitant to work in the beauty industry at first, but it appears that he has quickly adjusted and picked up tips and tricks on how to become a beautician himself.
The teenager is overjoyed with his efforts in assisting Amelia and returns home to tell his family the good news.
They do not, however, give him the response he was hoping for, as they dismiss his newfound confidence and believe he should not be working at the salon.
Samson is hurt by his father Sam’s rejection, and Vinny Dingle (Bradley Johnson) offers him some words of encouragement.
The youngster is soon back at the salon, but knowing how his family feels about his new career path, he may start to consider his future in the Dales.
If the teen wants to gain more experience as a beautician, she can look for jobs and work experience elsewhere.
Samson could land a new job with one of the country’s biggest beauty brands in Manchester or London in the coming months.
Samson could flee the village and not tell anyone where he is going, knowing that his family will not support his decision.
As he makes his exit, the adolescent could be gone for several years as he perfects the craft he has discovered a passion for.
His disappearance, however, would cause chaos in the village, as his father Sam would be concerned about his whereabouts.
When Samson made contact with Vinny, he was able to explain that he left the Dales because he felt his talent was undervalued by his family.
Sam would be hurt if he thought he had alienated his son, who was his only link to his late wife, Alice Dingle (Ursula Holden-Gill).
Samson could have really worked on himself by the time he returned to the village in a few years, and he could be a professional beautician by then.
Because he hadn’t spoken to his father in a long time, the youngster would find it difficult to accept his apologies, as the rejection had hurt him deeply.
However, he has grown wealthier than the legendary clan and believes that his time in the Dales prevented him from reaching his full potential.
It is, however, where he grew up and lived for many years before starting his own business in the village.
Last year, the soap bosses wanted to highlight the young talent in the cast, so Samson and the rest of the village’s kids were thrust into the spotlight.
The young Dingle man didn’t have much of a storyline, but the actor who plays him, Sam, said he was given the opportunity to be more involved in the plots as they unfolded.
Speaking in an interview, the soap star said: “I think it’s great to give the teenagers these storylines as it gives us a chance to film something different and show the younger people in the village.
“Everyone has been so supportive and kind to me since the beginning. Growing up in the Dingle family meant spending time with characters like Lisa, Zak, and Sam, who are just as entertaining off-screen as they are on.
“With the Dingle family growing ever bigger, it gives me the chance to film with other great characters like Lydia, Vinny and Mandy.”
“As my character gets older, it gives me the opportunity to be in bigger storylines and the chance to develop Samson’s character,” he added.
This is a foreshadowing of what the youngster will face this year as he looks to the future and carves out his own path in life.
He told Metro.co.uk that he was “looking forward” to seeing what his character did in the future.
Could a break from the village allow the writers to further develop Samson’s character as he separates from his family?
Jane Hudson, the executive producer, recently spoke to Express.co.uk and other media outlets about Samson’s time in the salon and what it means for him in the future.
The soap boss said: “There is lots going on for the Dingles as we head into 2022.
“I believe it is critical for the show’s success that we have stories for everyone. What sets soaps apart from other dramas is our audience, which ranges from teenagers to the elderly. We’ve got a lot of people to please.
” We’ve got some exciting things coming up in the salon, including the addition of a new and unexpected member of staff.”
This pointed to Samson becoming a full-time member of the crew, but will this be the case, or will his stay be brief and he depart within the next few months?
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