Robert Sugden and Joe Tate are set to come to blows in Emmerdale, but the two have a very extensive shared history.
Recent scenes in Emmerdale saw the two handsome businessmen clash over Jimmy King, with Joe calling Robert ‘Richard’ much to his dismay.
However, with the pair’s feud set to escalate in upcoming scenes, it actually turns out that they have a lot in common following their shared family history.
Back in the 80’s Joe’s grandmother – Rachel Hughes’ mum – Kate was married to Robert’s uncle Joe Sugden, linking the two by marriage.
In fact, Joe’s mother Rachel even named her son after her stepfather Joe Sugden – who died on the same day Chris Tate’s son was born.
And the Tate’s and the Sugden’s friendship continued as Robert’s dad Jack and adoptive mother Sarah were witnesses as Joe’s parents Chris and Rachel got married in 1995.
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And in a big storyline that sees the two rivals’ pasts linked even more, Joe’s mum Rachel and Robert’s dad Jack had an affair back in 1997.
However, Jack refused to leave his wife Sarah and soon returned to his marriage.
The fact that Joe and Robert were ‘BOOKr.VIP’ by marriage will no doubt leave some fans stunned, while some may wonder whether their shared history will be unveiled on the show.
Either way, there’s set to be some serious tension between them in upcoming scenes as viewers predict a feud.
Several fans took to Twitter to comment that the two may come to blows after a recent altercation, with one commenting: “Oh I so want Robert to take Joe Tate down a peg or two. Arrogant little Sh.. #emmerdale.”
While another wrote: “Joe mate don’t p**s off Robert or you will know about it #Emmerdale #RobertSugden,”
With another adding: “Ohhh, I’m sensing tension between Joe and Robert #Emmerdale #Robron,”
Emmerdale continues weekdays at 7pm on iTV.
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