Soap fans pointed out the blip during the actor’s, who plays Cain Dingle, interview on This Morning
It’s the biggest Emmerdale conspiracy – and actor Jeff Hordley accidentally appeared to drop a huge clue which appeared to confirm it.
Ever since Joe Tate’s supposed death, many fans have been convinced that the former Home Farm resident isn’t actually dead.
While Graham Foster appeared to kill Joe after Cain punched him, viewers never actually saw Joe’s body. Neither has it been discovered by police.
Appearing on This Morning today, actor Jeff and Charley Webb spoke about how their characters Cain and Debbie’s relationship had been changed by the revelation that Cain killed Joe.
Cain believed that his punch killed Joe, not realising that Graham had finished off the job.
But many viewers pointed out Jeff’s careful wording may have actually revealed the truth.
Speaking to hosts Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford, he said: “As far as Cain’s concerned, Joe’s dead and people are asking the questions ‘Is he alive, is he not?’ but as far as Cain’s concerned he’s dead and as far as Debbie’s concerned, he’s dead.”
Eamonn again later prompted him on whether Joe was really dead.
“I’ve not seen any evidence in the scripts that he is otherwise,” Jeff evasively replied.
And eagle-eyed fans didn’t miss a beat.
One tweeted: “‘As far as he’s concerned’ the lack of a straight answer suggests he’s not dead #Emmerdale #thismorning.”
While another commented: “So Joe isn’t dead then #Emmerdale #ThisMorning.”
A third remarked: “#ThisMorning so basically Jeff saying Cain thinks Joe’s dead. Aha!”
*This Morning airs weekdays at 10.30am on ITV