Believing her son to be dead, Charity Dingle is set for a shock next week when she comes face-to-face with her grown-up son Ryan Stocks, played by new cast member James Moore.

Emmerdale News: James Moore joins as Charity's son Ryan Stocks
Charity Dingle meets her son Ryan Stocks

After 27 years of believing her son had died at birth, last night’s episode revealed Charity Dingle’s son had in fact survived and Emmerdale has announced actor James Moore has joined the cast to play Charity’s adult son Ryan Stocks.

Next week viewers will be introduced to Ryan and they will gain further insight into the missing pieces of Charity’s past as she discovers that her son did in fact live.

Charity (Emma Atkins) will learn that Ryan has Ataxic Cerebral Palsy, but Ryan is not afraid to challenge misconceptions about his disability. With Ryan’s arrival imminent, Charity will find herself struggling to come to terms with the guilt of abandoning her baby. With so much to catch-up on, will Ryan forgive his biological Mum for leaving him all those years ago?

Emmerdale News: James Moore joins as Charity's son Ryan Stocks
Actor James Moore plays Ryan Stocks

Acting Series Producer Kate Brooks said: “We are absolutely delighted to welcome James Moore to the show; an actor of real skill, talent and charisma.

“As to be expected with his Dingle heritage, the character of Ryan is feisty, funny and reckless, and with an unquenchable zest for life. Ryan will not only turn Charity’s life upside down, but also the wider Dingle clan as his arrival throws a massive spanner in the works.

“As Ryan navigates his newfound family ties and connects with the mother he never knew he had, it unearths yet another layer to Charity. His journey on the show is jam-packed with laughter, tears, unlikely friendships and with the odd unexpected twist thrown in for good measure.”

Actor James Moore added: “I’m so excited to have joined the Emmerdale cast. Everyone is so welcoming and friendly and I’m having a great time playing Ryan. I leapt a mile when I got the call and I was over the moon to hear that I had got the part.”

For more information on Emmerdale’s Charity Dingle follow her character profile on The Emmerdaily:


  1. welcome James Moore to Emmerdale love Ryan to bits i to have 2 children with CP time we had more Disabeld Actors in soaps please keep James in Emmerdale hes great well done Emmerdale

    • I love Ryan too. He’s a wonderful character and was able to make me laugh and cry all in the space of a moment. I’m so looking forward to seeing him on screen again.

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