Emmerdale star Jeff Hordley explains Cain's upsetting decision

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Emmerdale star Jeff Hordley has explained the motivation behind Cain Dingle’s upsetting decision.

In scenes due to air next week, Cain will shock Moira as he vows to cease all contact with son Kyle Winchester, feeling that he would be better off without him.

Speaking to TVTimes, Hordley revealed that Cain’s decision was partly driven by his own self-loathing, who is anxious about his tendency to unleash his anger.

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“He’s trying to defend his son, but I think he scares Nicola by being quite threatening,” he began. “There’s a bit of an epiphany that Kyle is going to end up like him if Kyle carries on witnessing the way that Cain behaves.

“That’s a lot to do with the things that Amy says to him, but there’s also a lot of self-loathing on Cain’s part. He knows that he flies off the handle. Kyle is witnessing this constantly, and now he’s starting to hit out at people. Cain thinks: ‘Maybe that’s down to me.’ It’s a big moment for Cain to admit that to himself.

“What [Cain] gets right is that he would do anything for his family,” the star continued. “But his moral compass isn’t set in the right way, and his reasoning is sometimes a bit off.”

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This week also sees the soap air its all-male episode, with the special set to be broadcast on Friday (March 10). Hordley, who debuted as the character in 2000, revealed he was excited to take part in the episode.

“It’s a really well-written episode and there’s an interesting mix of characters,” he teased. “You see a nice side to Cain through his friendship with Dr Cavanagh – Cain has a heart, he’s not devoid of emotion.

“I like it when we see those sides of Cain, and I like it when he and Moira get some lighter stuff, because it shows how they really work as a couple,” he continued. “It shows that he’s not just this furrowed-browed oaf who walks around the village hitting people!”

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

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