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Who was Frank Tate in Emmerdale and when was he married to Kim Tate?

Frank Tate in Emmerdale

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Emmerdale viewers received a blast from the previous tonight as Kim Tate (Claire King) made reference to her deceased husband Frank Tate (Norman Bowler).

Kim has become hellbent on making daughter-in-law Andrea suffer after she found that the younger lady slept with Graham (Andrew Scarborough) years earlier — and the timeframe means that Graham could be Millie’s dad and not Jamie (Alexander Lincoln).

As the pair converse in tonight’s episode, Kim makes reference to her husband Frank, however the query is: who was he?

Viewers watching the Classic repeats on ITV3 will little doubt be conversant in the character, on condition that the re-runs are directly in the middle of Frank’s tenure on the soap.

Here’s what you want to know…

Who was Frank Tate in Emmerdale?

Frank Tate was a mainstay of the ITV cleaning soap opera for the higher a part of seven years, and first arrived in the village all the way in which again in 1989.

During that yr, Emmerdale underwent one thing of a rebranding, and Frank was launched because the patriarch of the present’s then latest household — the Tates.

During his seven-year stint in the cleaning soap, Frank featured in a number of high-profile storylines, from struggling to come to terms with daughter Zoe’s (Leah Bracknell) sexuality, and in fact his marriage to Kim — which was a tense one, for positive.

When was Frank Tate married to ?

Franks spouse Jean died off-screen a number of years prior to his arrival, however it quickly got here to mild that he’d as soon as had an affair along with his secretary Kim Barker — aka Kim Tate.

Kim and Frank’s marriage was a hard one, with loads of battle between the 2, and it got here to an finish in 1992 wen Kim had an affair with Neil Kincaid (Brian Deacon).

Frank Tate and Kim Tate in Emmerdale

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Devastated by the top of their alliance, Frank turned to drink to console himself.

However, the pair re-married two years later, however Kim as soon as once more had an affair — this time with Dave Glover (Ian Kelsey).

More battle ensued when Kim found she was pregnant with James — who modern-day viewers will know higher as Jamie — and, though it was initially suspected that James was Dave’s son, he was later revealed to be Frank’s.

In typical Kim Tate vogue, she faked her personal demise and framed Frank for her homicide. The shock of Kim turning up on his doorstep and revealing the reality resulted in him having a large heart-attack, which led to his demise.

Who performed Frank Tate in Emmerdale?

Kim Tate nad Frank Tate in Emmerdale

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The position was performed by actor Norman Bowler between 1989 and 1997.

Emmerdale continues Wednesday at 7pm on ITV.

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