Who is Chris Tate?
Chris Tate (played by Peter Amory) was a local businessman in Emmerdale village and was left paralysed from the waist down after a plane crash in 1993.
Following the accident, he became resentful towards his wife Kathy Merrick (Calandra Burrows), leading to their divorce.
He went on to wed Rachel Hughes (Glenda McKay) but his greed and indifference to everyone else’s feelings meant that their marriage came to a bitter end.
Chris’s third marriage was to former prostitute Charity Dingle (Emma Atkins) in 2001 whose selfish behaviour and cheating lead to the deterioration of their relationship.
How did Chris Tate die?
Chris Tate learned that he had an inoperable brain tumour and used his illness to take revenge of Charity.
He set about making sure that when he died she would be left with nothing.
Chris arranged a meeting with Charity where she apologised profusely for her behaviour, but he did not care.
As he hurled abuse at her, he passed away when the poison he had taken earlier claimed his life.
When did Chris Tate leave Emmerdale?
Chris Tate died at Home Farm after poisoning himself in 2003 in order to frame Charity for his murder.
He passed away in the same spot where his father died six years previously and his last word was “whore”.
Who played Chris Tate?
Chris Tate was portrayed by Peter Amory, who was born in Norfolk in November 1962.
He married fellow actress Claire King, who played his stepmother Kim Tate in the ITV soap, but the pair split after 10 years.
Who is Joseph Tate?
Joseph Tate is Chris’ son who has returned to Emmerdale to destroy the Dingle family as he believes Charity murdered his father.
His mother was Rachel Hughes, Chris’ second wife, but the was raised by his aunt Zoe (Leah Bracknell), who became his guardian.
Joseph emigrated to New Zealand with Zoe and her younger daughter Jean in September 2005.