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Emmerdale star Eden Taylor-Draper addresses change for Belle Dingle

Emmerdale spoilers follow.

Emmerdale star Eden Taylor-Draper has addressed Belle Dingle's impending name change following her marriage to Tom King.

In upcoming scenes, Belle and Tom tie the knot but not before a few challenging conversations that highlight Tom's controlling behaviour.

Ahead of the wedding, Belle tells Tom she wants to keep the Dingle surname, but after pressure from Tom, Belle chooses to keep him happy by becoming Mrs King.

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Explaining Belle's reasons for wanting to keep her surname, Eden said: "I think she's so passionate to keep her name as she is Dingle and proud to be so. The Dingle name means a lot to her. And I think especially with her mum not being there. I think that absence and their name is such a symbol for Belle."

She continued: "Tom doesn't have his parents any more and he wants to continue the King family line. So I think it is a combination of that. He is not really pressuring her but he explains the reasons why he wants to continue the King name. He said she had just assumed she could stay a Dingle."

"And also if they do have children Belle would want them to all have the same surname. So she realises it is time to focus on her brand=new family and not the Dingles anymore," she added.

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On losing the famous surname, Eden said she was upset about the change and what it might mean behind the scenes.

"I am so upset to lose the Dingle name. Honestly, I read it in the script and I thought NO! I went upstairs to the scheduling department where each family is colour coded on the wall. The Dingles are pink. I have literally been pink my whole life.

Despite this, Eden revealed that the scheduling team have allowed her to remain pink, saying: "So that means in my mind I'm still an honorary Dingle, thank goodness. I hope the Dingles will continue to think of me as a Dingle."

Emmerdale airs on weeknights at 7.30pm on ITV1, and streams on ITVX.

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