Emmerdale casts Eddie Osei as Charles' father Victor

Emmerdale spoilers follow from Thursday's episode (June 8).

Emmerdale bosses have brought in Eddie Osei as Charles Anderson's father Victor.

The actor made a surprise arrival in the role in Thursday's hour-long episode, which saw Victor have a tense reunion with Charles.

Charles had been behaving strangely, which culminated in him paying a visit to a high-security prison.

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The village vicar arrived just in time to see his father Victor walk out of the prison as a free man, having just been released from a long sentence.

For the time being, Emmerdale bosses are keeping tight-lipped about the reason for Victor's imprisonment.

Viewers will have to stay tuned to see what Victor's release means for Charles – as well as his ex-wife Claudette, who has also just joined the show's cast.

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Emmerdale producer Hannah Cheers commented: "Victor's arrival in Emmerdale turns life for the Andersons upside down. The brilliant addition of Eddie Osei as Victor has allowed us to learn more about who the Andersons are and we can't wait for the audience to watch as the drama unfolds.

"While Claudette is confronted by the husband she prayed she'd never see again, Charles has to face up to painful past traumas and he makes no secret of the fact that Victor is not welcome here. But who will win out?"

Eddie Osei added: "I feel privileged to be joining such a great show and I am honoured to be working with the fantastic cast and crew.

"It is very exciting for me to be playing Victor who is such an enigmatic character and who causes the Anderson family so much trouble!"

Emmerdale airs on weeknights at 7.30pm on ITV1, and streams on ITVX.

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