Emmerdale spoilers follow.
Emmerdale has announced plans to introduce Caleb Miligan's wife next year.
Show bosses are planning to reveal more of Caleb's backstory when the new character arrives in early 2024.
Caleb's wife Ruby turns up amid the schemer's ongoing affair plot with Tracy Robinson.
Viewers know that Caleb has always claimed to be estranged from his wife, but he may not have been telling the truth.
Speaking to Digital Spy and other media at an Emmerdale press event this week, show producer Laura Shaw explained: "We've heard mentions of Nicky's mum and Caleb's wife.
"We've just heard little bits from Caleb, where he's said that it's all over between them and there's nothing going on – but is that really true?
"In the new year, we will see Ruby bursting onto our screens. She's going to be an absolute firecracker. She's going to put a real spanner into the Dingles.
"Is her and Caleb's relationship really as over as he's made out? We'll find out in the new year, I guess!"
A casting announcement over who'll be playing Ruby will be shared at a later date.
Shaw had previously teased Ruby's arrival last month, promising that Caleb and Tracy's affair would lead to the introduction of a new character.
She said in October: "[The affair is] going to ultimately lead to a new arrival joining the show, which I can't tell you about just yet because it won't be until next year, but we're very excited about it here.
"It's going to be explosive, and that new arrival is going to cause uproar in the village."
Emmerdale airs on weeknights at 7.30pm on ITV1, and streams on ITVX.
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