Joining Emmerdale as Caleb’s “fiery” wife is the Bill and EastEnders actor.

Nicky’s mother is Ruby. (Image: ITV)

When Ruby Fox-Milligan (Beth Cordingly) moves to the village in January and completely upends Caleb Milligan’s (William Ash) existence, Emmerdale viewers can expect fireworks shortly.

There will be a lot of drama when Ruby, who is Caleb’s wife and the mother of Nicky Milligan (Lewis Cope), gets back together with her family.

According to a show representative, “If Ruby thinks Caleb has finally found a family of his own apart from her, it’s safe to suggest she’d gleefully destroy it rather than allow Caleb to be happy without her.”

“Ruby is a dangerous force and a ticking time bomb.”

Beth Cordingly, who has made several TV appearances in the past, including a lengthy run as PC Kerry Young in the venerable police drama The Bill from 2002 to 2004, will portray the new role.

Fans of EastEnders may also recognize Beth from her 2017 performance as Shirley Carter’s (Linda Henry) cellmate, Debbie Morton. She has been spotted in the Paramount series The Burning Girls more recently.

Ruby shows up as Caleb and Tracy’s affair is still going strong (Picture: ITV)

“I’m happy to be joining the cast of Emmerdale; it’s a tremendous privilege, and Ruby is a dream part,” said Beth, speaking of her Dales debut. I think people will either love or loathe her since she is a troublemaker and a fireball, but I can’t wait to spend more time with this amazing group.

For Caleb, Ruby’s presence will undoubtedly be the straw that breaks the camel’s back. He has been having an affair with his nephew Tracy Robinson (Amy Walsh), which is dangerous enough on its own, but even more so given that Tracy is a “firecracker” of a wife.

Abruptly, the risk escalates (Image: ITV)

Quite frequently, especially in the beginning when Caleb was pursuing his vengeance against Kim Tate (Claire King), we have heard mention of Caleb’s wife. He told Nicky that he was doing this in part because he intended to utilize his money to ensure Nicky’s mother’s future. As it happened, this was a falsehood.

“Are the tiny bits of information we’ve heard from Caleb accurate in suggesting that everything between them is over and nothing is happening?” Last month, producer Laura Shaw made a hint.

With Ruby’s arrival, many of the mysteries surrounding Caleb’s background will undoubtedly be resolved, and his and Nicky’s characters will take on an intriguing new dynamic.

“Her connection with Caleb is imbued with a tremendous passion that expresses itself as the ultimate tumultuous relationship,” producer Kate Brooks told us.

Ruby is a pure natural force that storms through the community with unresolved grudges. Ruby is fiercely devoted to her family and would stop at nothing to keep them safe.

Ruby is a character that never holds back and never fails to leave an impact. We are thrilled to have Beth join the show, and we know she will be a great asset to the town.

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