Emmerdale fans question Amelia and Archie's forgotten DNA link ahead of 'exit'

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Emmerdale fans question Amelia and Archie
Emmerdale fans question Amelia and Archie's forgotten DNA link ahead of 'exit'

Emmerdale viewers were stunned this week as Victoria Sugden and Sarah Sugden finally acknowledg they were 'related', after years of not seeming to even talk to each other. It's been a long-running discussion amongst viewers as to why the pair never interact with each other, despite Sarah being Victoria's niece. Sarah's dad is Victoria's adopted brother Andy Sugden.

But Sarah and Victoria aren't the only pair to forget each other exists, as there's other characters on the soap who share a close DNA link but are never seen together. Even during difficult times when one character could do with some support, their 'secret' family member is nowhere to be seen.

This can be said for Amelia Spencer and Archie Breckle who are rarely, if ever, seen on screen together. To be fair to Archie he is only 11 years old, so he might not have been much support to Amelia during her family losses and her recent teenage pregnancy as he was so young when a lot of this happened.

Emmerdale fans question Amelia and Archie's forgotten DNA link ahead of 'exit' rriddqixxiqezinvEmmerdale viewers were confused to see two characters barely interacting (ITV)

But Archie recently lost his grandfather Rishi Sharma, while Amelia has been dealing with her dad's possible prison sentence. Fans of the show have questioned if the pair have forgotten they are related. Archie's late mother Rachel Breckle sadly died offscreen in 2019. Rachel was the sister of Amelia's late mother Ali Spencer who died a year before her in a car crash, again off screen.

Amelia was devastated by her mother's death, and also by the loss of her aunt Rachel the following year. Amelia is the first cousin of Rachel's son Archie, but the pair don't seem to acknowledge this. Rachel and Amelia were close when they were in the village together, so some viewers can't understand why Amelia wouldn't be in Archie's life. Taking to social media to discuss the link, one viewer posted: "Amelia and Archie are cousins I think which [is never shown]."

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Emmerdale fans question Amelia and Archie's forgotten DNA link ahead of 'exit'Archie (bottom right) is the cousin of Amelia (ITV)

Another fan said: "I’ve watched Emmerdale for many years, but I think old age is catching up with me because it’s only just struck me that Jai’s son Archie is Amelia’s first cousin," while a third said: "Archie is Amelia's first cousin but she doesn't seem to have anything to do with him anymore."

A fourth viewer wrote: "So if Archie was Allies sisters child (her nephew) that would make Archie and Amelia cousins. I dont remember that relationship being acknowledged."

Emmerdale airs weeknights at 7:30pm on ITV1 and ITVX, with an hour-long episode on Thursdays.

Charlotte Tutton

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