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.
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.
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.
- 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