She might not have the tache, or the charm, but Kim Tate is every bit the sleuth in Emmerdale when it dawns on her that someone close to her is drugging her and sets out to trap them. I already feel a Kim Tate Murder Mystery drama is in progress.

In Poirot style the scene is set and those with the means, motive and oppitunity are sent formal invites to gather at Home Farm for a posh lunch.

Once they are all gathered her ruse begins as she announces she is retiring and needs to appoint a successor from amongst them. At this point the bickering begins….

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Claire King explains:

“Kim is throwing out a line and then seeing who will be reeled in by her shock announcement. Who wants to succeed her the most? Who will she flush out and expose as her poisoner? Once again Kim holds all the cards – it’s now a waiting game.”

The Battle for Home Farm commences as her suspects are all gathered around the table with Jai Sharma (Chris Bisson), Dawn Taylor (Olivia Bromley), Jamie Tate (Alexander Lincoln), Kim Tate (Claire King), Al Chapman (Michael Wildman), Will Taylor (Dean Andrews) and Gabby Thomas (Rosie Bentham) – but which one is poisoning Kim?

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Emmerdale Story Producer Sophie Roper explains:

“Kim’s explosive discovery will send her on a quest for vengeance that will rock the Tate Empire like never before. With a traitor in her midst, Kim’s a very dangerous enemy and as the plot to unmask her poisoner thickens, Home Farm will become a hotbed for secrets and lies. But as Kim discovers who has committed the ultimate betrayal, will Kim be able to stop them before they stop her…”

These scenes will air next week on ITV.