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Tina Dingle in 1995.

Tina Louise Dingle was a character in Emmerdale from 1994 to 1996. She was the daughter of Zak Dingle and his wife Nellie Dingle. She first appeared in Episode 1934 (29th December 1994) and last appeared in Episode 2144 (24th December 1996). Tina was the black sheep of the family, the brainy and cunning Dingle who smartened herself up when she became the assitant to millionaire Frank Tate. Tina was played by Jacqueline Pirie.



Tina Louise Dingle was born in May 1978, the youngest child of Zak and Nellie Dingle who lived and worked at Wishing Well Cottage, Beckindale.


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Tina Dingle at Home Farm. Her last episode. December 1996.

Tina Dingle set her sights on a stranger at a village dance in late December 1994. She found out this stranger was Luke McAllister, the man her family held responsible for killing her older brother Ben. However she soon set her sights on him after a brief dalliance with Terry Woods. In March 1995 Tina and Luke became a couple. On their wedding day in July 1995 Tina jilted Luke at the altar. She said she could never forgive him for the death of Ben.

In August 1995 Luke kidnapped Tina. He took her on a mad van drive around the village. Tina dived out of the van and Luke lost control and crashed. The car blew up, killing him. A few days later she was seen taking some of Luke's belongings from his house and was berated by Betty Eagleton. Jessica McAllister returned to the village for the funeral of Luke.

Tina later set her sights on 58 year old millionaire Frank Tate. Frank had employed Mandy Dingle recently.

In December 1996 Tina decided to call things off with Frank after being involved in a love triangle with Frank and Steve Marchant. She thought Frank was old enough to be her grandad. Tina told Frank "Before you start looking for a new wife, sort out your old one. Dave Glover is on his way to Home Farm". Tina then gets in her car and drives out of the village and has not returned since.

After her departureEdit

Since leaving, Tina has lived in London. She has been mentioned a few times by Zak.

Apparently Tina got married in 1997.

In 1998, Tina gained a half sister Belle Dingle by her father's marriage to Lisa but Tina has never visited the village since her 1996 departure.

Memorable infoEdit

  • Only daughter from the marriage of Zak and Nellie Dingle.
  • On her departure from the village, Tina drives off whilst playing 'Moving On Up' by M People (episode 2144 , 24th December 1996).


Father Zak Dingle

Mother Nellie Dingle

Siblings Butch Dingle (deceased); Ben Dingle (deceased); Nathan DingleSam DingleBelle Dingle (half, same father), Cain Dingle (half, same father)

Grandfathers Jedediah Dingle, Jimmy Lynch

Grandmothers Peg Dingle, Mrs Lynch

See alsoEdit