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|Portrayed by||Carolyn Pickles|
|First appearance||7 July 2003|
|Last appearance||17 March 2005|
|Introduced by|| Steve Frost (2003)|
Kathleen Beedles (2005)
Shelley Williams is a fictional character from the British ITV soap opera, Emmerdale , played by Carolyn Pickles.
Shelley fell in love with Alan Turner (Richard Thorp), only to face violent opposition from his psychopathic daughter, Steph (Lorraine Chase). Shelley and Steph later became sworn enemies. Shelley left the village for a while but returned to see Alan, much to Steph's annoyance. Alan was "ill" in bed being "looked after" by Steph at this point. Steph lied to Shelley and told her that Alan was asleep and did not want to be disturbed. Shelley told Steph that she was going to collect her things and to see Alan. Steph was angry and pushed Shelley down the cellar stairs and tied her to a chair and gagged her. Shelley later attempted to escape by pushing a pile of boxes onto Steph and kicking Steph in the ribs. However, Steph had the keys to the door of the cellar and grabbed Shelley by the hair and told her that they were going on a little trip only Shelley would not be coming back. After everyone found out what Steph had been doing to Alan, the police questioned her about Shelley's disappearance. Steph told the police she could not remember. Steph was in jail and was having flashbacks of her killing Shelley.
When Alan and some other village residents gathered in Shelley's memorial garden Shelley turned up when Alan was on his own. Alan was shocked but delighted to see her alive and well. Shelley told Alan that Steph took her to the woods the day she was in the cellar and that Steph told her to run or she would kill her. When the police discovered Shelly was alive Steph was released. Steph returned to the village and tried to make amends with Shelley and Alan, including Alan's friends in the village. Although Alan thought it would be a good idea to give his daughter a chance, Shelley told Alan that she was evil and can never be forgiven. Shelley confronted Steph in the church and told Steph that she is back and that Steph can never hurt her or Alan again. Steph asked if they could be friends but Shelley told Steph to go to hell.
Shelley hated staying in the village whilst Steph was around and decided to leave. Shelley and Alan said farewell and Shelley left in a taxi. Steph told Alan that she would track Shelley down for him and convince her to come back. So Steph tried her hardest to find Shelley. She eventually found her on a ferry. Shelley tried to run away from Steph. When a member of the crew saw Steph had no ticket she was forced to leave the ferry. Shelley shouted good riddance as Steph was walking off. As the ferry began making its way, Shelley went to the top deck and smiled in relief that Steph has gone. However, Steph made it onto the ferry again and tapped Shelley on the shoulder and said "surprise", much to Shelley's horror. Shelley was furious and began insulting Steph by saying that Alan loves her and Tricia more than Steph, and that all Steph has left is her age. Steph turned round and told Shelley she was coming back to Emmerdale with her. However when Steph grabbed hold of her arm Shelley forced herself back and slipped over the railings and fell into the freezing cold sea below. Shelley was last seen struggling in the water and it is still unknown if she is really dead or not. Steph was shocked and knew she would get the blame for Shelley's death. So she threw her suitcase in the water then left the ferry as if nothing happened.
Much later, Shelley's suitcase was found off the coast of Scotland and her bank account had not been touched, despite a large balance. Alan was more convinced that Shelley may be dead. Steph later admitted to her father that the struggle with Shelley was an accident but she is dead.
Steph was in court for her brother, Terence Turner's (Nick Brimble) death, despite her husband, Adam Forsythe (Richard Shelton), being responsible for Terence's death. Steph admitted to the court that she watched someone die (referring to Shelley, not Terence). She and her manipulative husband, who later committed suicide in prison, were sentenced to life imprisonment for Terence's murder. Alan was proud of Steph's brave confession for paying for the mistake of Shelley's death.
In 2015, Val Pollard (Charlie Hardwick) was inspired by Shelley's death when planning to fake her own death to avoid going to prison and persuaded her husband Eric Pollard (Chris Chittell) to go along with it.
Valerie "Val" Pollard is a fictional character from the British ITV soap opera, Emmerdale, played by Charlie Hardwick. She made her first screen appearance in the episodes broadcast on 1 February 2004. Val was introduced as the sister of established character Diane Sugden. She later married Eric Pollard. Hardwick took a three-month break from Emmerdale to appear in a play, and the character left on 10 February 2012. Val returned in June 2012 and was surprised to learn that Eric was in a relationship with Brenda Walker. She moved into Diane's pub, after her marriage breakdown, and helped run it while Diane was away visiting her daughter. In 2014, Val was told that she was HIV positive, after a holiday fling while she was in Portugal. In 2015, it was announced that Hardwick had quit the soap. Val was killed off on 6 August 2015 in the highly publicised "Summer Fate" storyline, which saw a helicopter crash into the village. She made several appearances afterwards as a ghost to Eric and on a videotape describing her final wishes. Her final on-screen appearance aired on 31 August 2015. She more recently appeared as a ghost again in Robert Sugden's dream on the episode broadcast on 25 December 2017.
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Louise Appleton is a fictional character from the British ITV soap opera, Emmerdale, played by Emily Symons. She made her first screen appearance during the episode broadcast on 20 June 2001. Louise arrived in the village as a temporary barmaid and ended up as co-landlady with best friend Diane Sugden, before selling to Diane's sister Val Lambert in 2006. The character last appeared in Emmerdale on 28 October 2008.
Betty Eagleton is a fictional character from the British ITV soap opera, Emmerdale, played by Paula Tilbrook. She made her first screen appearance during the episode broadcast on 12 April 1994. Tilbrook announced her departure from the soap on 17 April 2015 and Betty departed on 25 May 2015. She made a cameo appearance on 25 December 2015 during a video call with some of the village residents. Betty was perhaps best known for her habit of gossiping about the residents of the village, her love of sherry and her relationship with Seth Armstrong.
Alan Turner is a fictional character from the British ITV soap opera, Emmerdale, played by Richard Thorp. He debuted on-screen on 23 March 1982. Thorp died on 22 May 2013 and his last scenes that Thorp filmed were aired on 4 June 2013 in a special hour-long episode dedicated to him. It was announced on 12 September 2013 that Alan would be killed off in late October with his daughter Steph returning for his funeral. Alan died in his sleep on 24 October 2013.
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Popular ITV soap Emmerdale has featured numerous storylines since it began in 1972. For a full list of major storylines in Emmerdale, see List of storylines in Emmerdale.