Coming up in Emmerdale is a glamorous, ice-themed Christmas proposal that will include two very special guests: ice skating icons Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean.
The Emmerdale pair at the center of all this excitement, Belle Dingle (Eden Taylor-Draper) and Tom King (James Chase), may come as a bit of a surprise considering their previous past together. The last time Tom got down on one knee to propose to Belle, she said no, and in response, he became furious and lost his temper. She attempted to soothe him, but he shoved her violently, causing her to fall and cut her head.
Even though a lot of fans probably wanted Belle to mentally sprint in the other direction as quickly as possible, she quickly extended forgiveness to Tom for his admission of guilt.
Recalling the contentious occasion, Eden Taylor-Draper asserted, “From that moment on we’ve been on a good road.”
That was undoubtedly a significant event, but the aftermath has been excellent. It’s one of those things that she forgets about soon. That’s definitely on the back of her mind as she says, “Wow, everything’s beautiful, I’m so in love with you.”
James Chase, a costar, concurred. “It’s a strange event,” The fact that Belle was able to forgive him for it, in my opinion, speaks much about her character. Though it’s obviously a horrible thing to happen, they sort of forget about it and move on.
James brought up Tom’s difficult past. In the past, the character attempted to ruin Chas Dingle’s (Lucy Pargeter) life by holding her accountable for his father Carl’s (Tom Lister) passing. He eventually moved out of the country with his mother and returned to the community with a seemingly changed personality.
“I believe that when Tom entered the show, everyone assumed something was wrong with him since, in his earlier years, he struggled with aggression and other problems, so it was natural to imagine he would act that way again,” James said.
“I believe that everyone is once again prepared to assume that it will continue along that route because of what has transpired.” Unfortunately, I believe it was simply an unfortunate incident. However, I believe it just serves to highlight how strong their connection is and how amazing Belle is to be able to get over it. How wonderfully beautiful and romantic this is right now, that’s where they’re going.
This time, Chas persuades Belle to ask for what she wants on her own, instead of Tom like in the past. And with Leyla’s (Roxy Shahidi) assistance, Belle devises a scheme for the most remarkable proposal ever.
Tom is blindfolded and escorted by Leyla to an ice rink, where his boyhood idols Torvill and Dean are prepared to perform their renowned, gold medal-winning Bolero performance exclusively for him.
James remarked of the enchanted scenario, “Torvill and Dean are here, no one else is here, they’re dancing and it’s like my youth.”
“And then the love of his life shows up too, asking him to marry her with a ridiculous ring.”
It’s a lovely occasion. We can only hope that Tom and Belle’s magic continues.