It was Nicola who snared Carlos first but though he was her boyfriend and then her fiance, he also had a steamy affair with Bernice – who was married to Ashley at the time.
Sounds like a big mess, right? That’s not the half of it!
Carlos comes to Emmerdale
Carlos arrived in the village having scooped the coveted position as Woolpack chef.
At the time, Bernice was married to vicar Ashley Thomas, and had just suffered a miscarriage. They were struggling as a couple and Ashley had taken a job elsewhere.
Feeling abandoned by Ashley, Bernice couldn’t resist the charms of handsome Carlos.
They started a passionate affair. When Bernice got pregnant, she wasn’t sure if the dad was Ashley or Carlos.
But Diane Blackstock, Bernice’s mum, got wind of the affair and told Bernice to call it off to save her marriage – and Bernice did.
Carlos and Nicola
While she and Carlos were apart, who should rock up in the village but Nicola – Bernice’s sister! And who did Carlos fancy the pants off? Yep, Nicola. Awks.
He and Nicola got together and pretty soon after, Nico announced she was up the duff, too. And Carlos proposed.
Except Nicola was fibbing. And when Bernice clocked her drinking vodka on her hen night, the secret was out.
Wedding day drama
Bernice told Carlos, who told Nicola about his affair with her sister. On their wedding day. Nice timing!
Nicola stormed into the church where Carlos was waiting and announced the wedding was off – because Carlos had cheated with her sister.
Poor Ashley was devastated, and a guilty Carlos fled the village.
When Bernice went into labour and gave birth to baby Gabrielle, she still didn’t know who the father was, though she hoped it would be Carlos.
But a paternity test showed Ashley was little Gabby’s dad.
Carlos came back to Emmerdale in 2004, when Bernice had left and Nicola was romancing fishmonger Simon Merdith
But he didn’t stay long.
1st day of rehearsals tomorrow too. And I’ve been working on the pirate moustache…bring it on! pic.twitter.com/Q2otp37YlM
— GaryJTurner (@GaryJTurner) November 30, 2017
Who played Carlos in Emmerdale?
Carlos was played by actor Gary Turner.
Gary had already had roles in The Bill and Soldier Soldier before landing the part of Carlos.
Since leaving Emmerdale, he’s starred in Hollyoaks: Let Loose and the film Run For Your Wife alongside EastEnders star Danny Dyer.
And he’s now every bit the silver fox!
Carli and Gary were married for more than a decade and have two daughters, but they are now divorced.
Classic Emmerdale usually airs weekdays at 1.30pm and 2.05pm on ITV3.
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