Charity Dingle is a fictional character from the British television soap opera Emmerdale, played by Emma Atkins. Suranne Jones originally auditioned for the role of Charity prior to Atkins being cast in the role. The actress began filming her first scenes in February 2000, and she made her first screen appearance as Charity during the episode broadcast on 30 March 2000. Actress Mica Proctor played a young Charity in a flashback episode about the character's past, which aired on 29 May 2018. The character has been involved in numerous high-profile storylines during her time on the show, such as her marriage to Chris Tate, an affair with Chris's sister, Zoe Tate, the arrival of her long-lost daughter Debbie Dingle, her affair with Cain Dingle, being framed by Chris for his death, giving birth to Noah Tate and her uncaring relationship and subsequent break up with Tom King, which led to her exit on 1 March 2005. Atkins returned to the role on 1 October 2009.