Chas has been involved in many high profile storylines, including her failed relationships with Carl King and Cameron Murray, a bystander to Robert Sugden's shooting and her Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder due to accumulation of these events followed by discovering that her first husband has sexually abused their son as a child.
She first appeared on the 16th October 2002, the 30th anniversary episode of Emmerdale. Chas is played by Lucy Pargeter.
Chas was born on 23rd Feburary 1978 at Hotten General Hospital to Shadrach Dingle and Faith Dingle. She was the younger sister of Cain Dingle, whom Shadrach believed to be his son unbeknown that his brother Zak Dingle had an affair with Faith in 1974. Chas met Gordon Livesy at school when she was young and gave birth to their son Aaron in January 1992. Gordon and Chas separated and Chas left Aaron to live with his father and his new wife Sandra.
Chas married Dan Spencer on the 16th October 2012 but they split up shortly afterwards and Chas reunited with Cameron.
In October, Chas arrives in the village dressed as a nun for her cousin Marlon's stag night. Due to mistaken identity, Ashley (instead of Marlon) is bundled into a back of a van with Chas.
In September 2003, Chas turns up at Wishing Well Cottage having been kicked out by her landlord. She gets a job as a barmaid in the Woolpack. She soon fell for the likes of Carl King when his family moved back to the village in 2004.
- Chas's trademark tipple is drinking half a lager with a straw (numerous episodes).
- Chas mentions she last arranged flowers for a badge when she was a Brownie. She failed miserably (episode 4665, 2nd May 2007).
- Marlon described Chas to Paddy as being "the brains of the [Dingle] family...the last person to be narrow minded" and that she would do anything for Aaron (episode 5578, 8th April 2010)
- When Chas used to be Aaron's age (about 20), she used to be a goth and for two years her mum could not tell what Chas looked due to her being caked in makeup (episode 6178, 6th March 2012)
Father Shadrach Dingle
Mother Faith Dingle
Grandfather Jedediah Dingle
Children Aaron Livesy (with Gordon)