In Emmerdale, it seems like Bear Wolf (Joshua Richards) has his eye on a villager, which might lead to an unexpected romance. Will her feelings for him be the same, though?
Bear hasn’t actually been romantically linked to anyone since moving to the community in 2019.
Following Marlon’s (Mark Charnock) stroke last year, it came to light that Bear had been paying him covert visits in the hospital, and Bear acknowledged feeling lonely.
Though there was always some flirting when Faith was around, Bear played a significant role in Faith Dingle’s (Sally Dexter) final plot later in the year. However, at that point, there was no indication of romance between the two. Bear helped his friend during her final weeks.
Bear set up a double date for Paddy (Dominic Brunt) with Bev and Carol, a mother and daughter who were admirers of Bear’s from his pro-wrestling days, in an effort to lift Paddy’s spirits following his breakup with Chas.
In addition, Bear recently made a major mistake by going in for a kiss after thinking that Mandy felt a love connection with him. When Mandy informed Bear that she was in love with Paddy instead of him, Bear seemed even more shocked than Mandy did.
However, in following episodes, Bear seems to be in high spirits once more, and his roommate Liam (Jonny McPherson) believes he understands why.
Bear feels drawn to Flo Wilson’s character, Claudette Anderson.
This combination is about as rare as it gets. Bear is, to put it mildly, a little rough around the edges even though he has a heart of gold.
While the guy Claudette married was a criminal who was in and out of jail, Claudette is a genuinely moral woman with strong Christian values who stayed true to her marital vows for decades. Moreover, she recently become a widow.
Although their relationship may not seem very promising, Bear will have lots of opportunities to observe Claudette’s feisty, clipboard-wielding approach as she works with Nicola (Nicola Wheeler) to organize the Christmas Fair. And what he sees pleases him.
Perhaps Bear, the amiable and kind bear, is just what Claudette needs too, who knows?
Since it’s Emmerdale, weirder things have certainly happened.