Emmerdale newcomer 'set for shock village romance' - but they're relatives

John Sugden on Emmerdale
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Emmerdale enthusiasts are buzzing with speculation about the potential new romance for the show's latest addition, John Sugden. Portrayed by the dashing Oliver Farnworth, John is set to bring a touch of mystery and plenty of secrets when he arrives in the iconic village.

The soap's fans are already piecing together the clues, predicting that John, who will be joining his relative Victoria Sugden (played by Isabel Hodgins), might just spark a connection with an existing character.

Emmerdale 's producer Sophie Roper has been fuelling the excitement of the new arrival, teasing: "The Sugdens, just like the Dingles, are an iconic family group in Emmerdale and we're keen to cement them back in the show."

Aaron and Robert on Emmerdale
Aaron was previously with Robert Sugden -Credit:(Image: ITV)

Hints have been dropped that John could catch the eye of a certain villager, leading fans to theorise a possible romantic plotline involving him and Aaron Dingle (portrayed by Danny Miller).

With details about John still under wraps, if he turns out to be Vic's brother embarking on a love affair with Aaron, it would mean he's romancing his brother Robert's ex-lover.

A fan took to X, previously known as Twitter, to share their prediction: "So, a Sugden is coming to #Emmerdale, he will connect with his sister Victoria then his car is gonna break down, we find out he's Not Straight, and he's gonna catch the eye of someone (Aaron is the only gay man left on the show now) and there will be a relationship on the horizon."

Aaron dingle
Fans have predicted a connection between John and Aaron -Credit:(Image: ITV)

One fan couldn't contain their excitement on Twitter, posting: "imagine Robert coming back to Emmerdale to find out Aaron is with his brother (resulting in affair 2.0! ! ! ! ) pure f*****g perfection I would eat that s**t up."

Another fan of the soap joined the online buzz, musing about John's arrival: "A new man for Aaron? " And yet another fan speculated: "I wonder if catch the eye of an unsuspecting resident is Aaron as he likes Sugden and he looks a lot like Robert and might be his brother."

Oliver, over the moon about his new role on the ITV show recently expressed: "I am absolutely delighted to be joining the cast of Emmerdale. The show has such a rich history, and the Sugden family is integral to that."

He continued with great enthusiasm: "I'm looking forward to bringing my character to life and working with such a talented and dedicated team."