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Nathan Dingle was an unseen character in Emmerdale and was the eldest son of Zak Dingle and Nellie Dingle. He was mentioned in Episode 1975 (23rd May 1995) as living in London but has not been mentioned since.

Before the revelation that Cain Dingle was Zak's son by his sister in law, Zak was said to have just 4 children, Ben Dingle, Butch Dingle, Tina Dingle and Sam Dingle. In March 2000, after Butch died in a bus crash, Zak said Sam was his last surviving son (Unaware that Cain was his son). This indicated that Nathan was written out of existence in the Emmerdale series.




In May 1995, Tina Dingle said Nathan had been married 6 years earlier and lived in London. In March 2000, Zak said to Sam how he is his last surviving son. This indicates that Nathan had been forgotten about.

As of 2020, Nathan has not visited his relatives in Emmerdale. He did not even attend the funeral of Ben in 1994 or Butch in March 2000.

Memorable info[]

Born: About 1971

Full Name: Nathaniel Dingle


Father Zak Dingle

Mother Nellie Dingle

Siblings Butch DingleBen Dingle, Tina Dingle, Sam Dingle, Cain Dingle (half, same father) Belle Dingle (half, same father)

Spouse Unknown Woman (1989-)