Move over Harriet there is a new vicar in town.

Charles played by Kevin Mathurin rocks up in the village and proves an instant hit with the locals as well as a great support to Harriet.

Charles is played by Kevin Mathurin (Picture: ITV)

Also joining Charles is his son Ethan played by Emile John is intelligent and has inherited his father’s strong sense of justice and worked hard to carve himself a successful law career. 

Emile John as Ethan (Picture: ITV)

In true Emmerdale style arriving in the village means upsetting a Dingle or 2 and that is just what the pair do.

Ethan and Charles are a close family, so when Charles finds Ethan has been wrongly accused of a crime his intense need to fight injustice.

Both characters are set to arrive in the coming months.

Kevin Mathurin as Charles and Emile John as Ethan (Picture: ITV)

Producer Sophie Roper said: “We’re delighted to be welcoming Kevin and Emile to the show and this dynamic new father and son duo, are set to send shockwaves through the village as they find themselves embroiled in the heart of a thought-provoking story with one of our most loved families. With two actors of such great calibre, they’re certainly set to make their mark on the Dales.”

Kevin Mathurin said: “I am over the moon to be joining the cast of Emmerdale. The show has always been a family favourite and my mum is a huge fan. The cast and crew have all been so welcoming and I am really looking forward to Charles’ storylines in the Village.”

Emile John said: “Being given the opportunity to play Ethan is an absolute dream come true. I feel a tremendous sense of responsibility in articulating his struggle with truth and authenticity and I can only hope that the audience fully engage with him in the same way I have.”

Emmerdale airs Monday – Friday at 7.00pm on ITV with an extra episode at 8.00pm on Thursdays.