Vinny Dingle’s surprise identity will be exposed on next week’s Emmerdale.
Viewers have been left guessing for months over his true background – with reports emerging that Mandy Dingle is not his actual mother.
The shocking truth finally comes to light next week when the fake mother-and-son’s past comes back to haunt them.
The worried pair are left fearing for their lives when they are eventually caught out over stealing the casino money.
Amongst that drama, Mandy and Vinnie are taken to Dingle court, which exposes their link to Charity Dingle in a shock twist.
The truth comes out when Mandy and Vinny care rumbled trying to hack Lydia Hart’s bank account.
They are caught red-handed in the act by fuming Lydia, leading angry Sam to call Dingle court to hold the family’s morals.
Scheming Mandy and Vinny attempt to make a run for it in the Dingle’s van but have to hide in the woods when it breaks down.
The naughty pair are eventually hunted down and are forced to face justice in the family court.
Mandy is very quick to point out the hypocrisy given Aaron Dingle stole her money – but reluctantly agrees to tell the truth.
She was recently running a casino card counting scam with Vinny in a number of establishments run by Terry.
There’s a shock twist when Mandy reveals that Charity was also involved in the dastardly scheme, but her role is not made clear.
The Dingles go to make their deliberations – with Mandy confident she will get the rub of the green.
However, Vinnie is secretly worried that the Dingle might uncover his shocking secret.
Things go from bad to worse for the pair when Terry turns up on the doorstep demanding his money back.
Terrified Mandy pleads with the rest of the Dingle clan to help in her hour of need – but will they listen?
And what is Charity’s involvement in these dodgy dealings with Terry?
Lisa Riley, who plays Mandy Dingle, has been dropping hints about Vinny’s actual family background.
She told The Sun Online : “Who is he? Even I’m yet to find that out – it’s all still to unfold.
“But Vinny just wants to be part of the family and although the audience finds out that he’s not Mandy’s son, the Dingles never do – Mandy makes sure of that.
“Who is his mother? That’s the big question – will it be a cast member, we just don’t know.”
Emmerdale are keeping tight-lipped on Vinny’s backstory ahead of the big reveal.
Viewers are set to find out very soon but the Dingles will have to wait a bit longer for the truth to emerge.
So who is Vinny’s real mother?
*Emmerdale airs weekdays on ITV at 7pm with an extra episode on Thursdays at 8pm