Priya (Fiona Wade) is one of Emmerdale’s longstanding characters, and has been through all sorts of twists and turns over the years.
Originally played by Effie Woods, the daughter of Georgia and Rishi started as a party girl in the soap in 2009, before leaving in 2010 and returning in late 2011, played by Fiona Wade.
We’ve seen multiple facets to Priya, including her strong nature and vulnerable side.
This week this will become apparent again, as Priya starts acting strange. Snapping at Jai and irritating Kim at work suggests something’s wrong.
As a result of the spotlight being back on Priya once again, let’s take a look at the trials and tribulations she’s faced throughout her time in the Dales.
Priya has had something of a turbulent love life in Emmerdale.
Back in 2011, she had a casual relationship with Cain Dingle (Jeff Hordley), which ended in disaster after he got 17-year-old Amy Wyatt (then Chelsea Halfpenny) pregnant.
From there, she began dating David Metcalfe (Matthew Wolfenden), who was married to Alicia Gallagher (Natalie Anderson) at the time. David’s marriage wasn’t genuine, and was so he could look after Alicia’s adopted son Jacob (Joe Warren Plant) while she was in prison. However this didn’t stop David and Alicia developing feelings for each other once she was released.
Priya was unceremoniously dumped by David on the night before they were due to get married, before finding out that she was pregnant with his baby.
This is around the time that Priya develops an eating disorder, which starts to affect her unborn child. After going to a specialist clinic, she has the baby – Amba Metcalfe.
Rakesh Kotecha (Pasha Bocarie) was her next big relationship, and although they initially met in an arranged capacity, they end up falling in love and marrying.
Infidelities and lies about money on his part mean that Priya relapses with her eating disorder, and Rakesh ends up leaving after she cheats on him.
Priya then started a relationship with Pete Barton (Anthony Quinlan), who was due to be married, cementing the fact that everyone in Emmerdale will have an affair at some point or another.
Hopefully it isn’t romantic troubles or eating worries that’s got Priya upset right now. Either way, something isn’t right.
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