Since the heartbreaking loss of his wife Liv (Isobel Steele) in Emmerdale, Vinny Dingle (Bradley Johnson) has felt like life is hopelessly hopeless. However, as her birthdate draws closer, things should get better.
After getting married in February 2022, Vinny and Liv had big plans for their future.
However, tragedy soon hit because it was not to be.
When a caravan was blown down main street and cruelly crushed Liv during the deadly storm that shook the Emmerdale hamlet on its 50th anniversary last year.
Her untimely passing totally tore Vinny apart, and in the moments that followed, things got out of hand. Chip, his brand-new dog, couldn’t console him.
As the months went by, Vinny started to gamble, which led to his own problems when he challenged Darren and ended up losing because he was too skilled at cards.
Despite everything, it appears that things are finally beginning to turn around.
Vinny will likely experience a range of feelings as Liv’s 21st birthday approaches.
However, it is evident how far Vinny has come when the Dingles come together to throw an unplanned birthday party.
Vinny is moved by the gesture instead of reacting angrily as he has in the past.
Are Vinny’s circumstances improving at last?