Emmerdale fans stunned as the mystery of what happened to Joe Tate is solved 1 year ago

Emmerdale fans stunned as the mystery of what happened to Joe Tate is solved

It's been months since Joe Tate was last seen on screen.

The businessman was seemingly killed off in October last year, after he hit his head when he was punched by Cain Dingle.

He was then seen unconscious in the boot of Graham Foster's car, with Kim Tate's 'henchman' driving Joe to the viaduct.

Graham managed to trick Cain Dingle into believing he had killed Joe with a punch to the head, causing him months of agonising guilt and sparking a feud with his daughter Debbie.

Since Joe's 'death', there's been a lot (and we mean a lot) of back-and-forth about what actually happened.

The show is saying that he is 100 per cent, completely and totally dead. But some cast members have been speculating if Joe could end up coming back to the 'dales in a huge twist.

Which we kind of understand, especially since there's been no sign of Joe's body - or even an outright confirmation that he died.

But on Monday night, fans finally got answers after Kim Tate tried to figure out who had been withdrawing money from one of her offshore account.

She hired a PI to get to the bottom of what has been happening, and was left stunned when she saw it was none other than a not-at-all-dead Joe Tate who had been withdrawing the money in Monte Carlo.

Fans took to Twitter following the episode to celebrate Joe's return to the living/to our telly screens.