Claire King is shortlisted for the prestigious Villain of the Year Award at the British Soap Awards 2019

After her explosive return to Emmerdale for a week last year it was announced that Claire King would be making a permanent return as Kim Tate.

In a statement at the time, producer Jane Hudson said: “Although Kim’s initial return was fleeting, she caused such mischief and chaos that we simply couldn’t resist bringing her back.

“Kim Tate is just getting warmed up for an explosive 2019 which will see her hell-bent on getting exactly what and who she wants.”

The winner of the Villain of the Year category is judged by an expert panel and will be announced at the Awards on Saturday 1st June at the Lowry in Manchester.