EMMERDALE fans were left shocked last night after Jamie Tate and Gabby Thomas had a late night boozy heart to heart and headed upstairs together.
But what fans really want to know ahead of the pair’s new pregnancy storyline is how old are Jamie and Gabby in the ITV soap? Here’s the lowdown…
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How old is Gabby Thomas in Emmerdale?
Longtime Emmerdale viewers will remember that Gabby was born on Christmas Day in 2001, which means she’s just turned 19 years old.
Gabby was initially played by actresses Jemma Giles and Annelise Manojlovic from 2001.
Jemma departed from Emmerdale in 2001, with Annelise continuing to play the role of Gabby until 2015.
Actress Rosie Bentham then took on the role in 2016.
How old is Jamie Tate in Emmerdale?
Emmerdale fans were shocked to see Jamie had set his sights on Gabby and flocked to Twitter to express their horror at the couple’s age gap.
One viewer tweeted: “Jamie is like in his late 20’s Gabby’s barely 19 this is just no. Oh well it’s beats Suki and Peter in #EastEnders
A third sceptical viewer chimed in: “Lol @ Gabby. Gabby 18 Jamie 45.”
But fans will be shocked to hear that Jamie was born on 24 September 1996, which makes him 24 years old.
So although actor Alexander Lincoln – who plays Jamie in the soap – is 27 years old, there’s a smaller age gap between his character and on-screen lover Gabby.
Emmerdale viewers will remember that Kim gave birth to Jamie in the midst of a passionate affair while married to Frank Tate.
Her lover Dave lost his life on Christmas Day in 1996 after saving Jamie from a fire in the nursery at Home Farm.
When Frank discovered the affair, he started to question whether Jamie was his biological son but carried out a DNA test proving he was the father.
Jamie confirmed his age during a conversation with Belle Dingle last year.
Chatting about his split from wife Andrea and their ongoing custody battle, the vet revealed: “I’m a 23-year-old soon to be divorcee who lives at home with his mum.”
What do we know about Gabby and Jamie’s pregnancy storyline in Emmerdale?
Emmerdale producer Sophie Roper has teased Gabby and Kim will lock horns at Home Farm after Gabby falls pregnant with Jamie’s baby in the coming weeks.
She teased: “Tracy and Nate’s due date approaches as we head to the birth.
“As they adapt to being new parents it will be a real test, pushing them to the limit and Tracy will take the lion’s share.
“It will also put a spotlight on Nate and Cain. Will they finally bury the hatchet? There’s some really emotional stuff.
“The pitter patter of tiny feet isn’t just for Tracy – we have another new arrival as Jamie learns that he is going to be a father for a second time after a night with Gabby.
“As Kim discovers a new heir to the throne, a fight for power will ensue.
“Gabby will find herself at the centre – will she succumb to the temptations and manipulation at Home Farm?”
Speaking to The Sun, actress Claire teased there’s a danger that Kim could create a monster in Gabby who takes everything from her.
“She could take her place,” said Claire.
“This wouldn’t be the first time Kim has been booted out of Home Farm and had to move into the village and live a very humble life with everyone laughing at her.
“I could imagine it happening again – but Kim Tate always fights back.”
Emmerdale kicks off the new Home Farm storyline next week, when Kim takes Gabby under her wing when she spots her framing Dawn for theft.
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