"I am so thrilled. I love working on Emmerdale and in this industry you can't take anything for granted. So I was over the moon when I was told the news."
She added: "They've got lots of exciting things planned for Rachel and I can't wait to find out more."
The Emmerdale Star Gemma Oaten who plays the show's Rachel Breckle, who recently had to go through the storyline of the one night stand with Jai and having his baby behind his Wife Charity's back. Well the Actress has signed a new contract so Rachel can remain in Emmerdale until next summer at least. She confirmed the news
This week saw the tragic passing of Sunita Alahan as she was just about to get better in hospital her cruel ex lover Karl Munro stole her life away for his own self needs to be Stella's fella again. Now everybody thinks she has committed suicide over the fire. But we want to look back at the happy moments with Sunita before the downward spiral of shame she had to endure through the years.
Dev Saves sunita from an arranged marriage, gives her a job in the corner shop, but could he be falling for her, we think he might be!
Relationship with Ciaran
Sunita begins dating Ciaran McCarthy which causes problems in her friendship with Shelley Unwin. Ciaran is arrested as he is absent from the Navy without leave. When Sunita starts developing feelings for Dev, Ciaran returns and they resume their relationship. Ciaran proposes to her and she accepts. Later, Ciaran decides he does not want to marry Sunita, but cannot tell her so Tracy Barlow (Kate Ford) does it for him, causing Sunita to confront him and he denies it. Thats not that bad compared to whats going on with Karl.
The Mad Maya Saga
Maya was one of the local laywer in the area who helped out Roy and Hayley . Maya began dating Shopkeeper Dev, and struck up a friendship with Frankie Baldwin. but there was something up with this character, something not right. as she started stealing vases and kidnapped Tyrone's dog, why?. Poor Sunita feel ill discovering she had a brain tumour, Dev started to develop feelings for Sunita, despite being engaged to Maya, Dev eventually announced his love for Sunita, Maya trashed his flat. Sunita recovered and Dev dumped Maya and started dating Sunita. Yay for Sunita.
Wedding Disaster and Afterwards
Dev Proposes to Sunita, Sunita Accepts and to begin to prepare to marry but Maya has other ideas, she returns to Sunita's flat and steals her birth certificate. She then marries several illegal immigrants as Sunita and then alerts the authorities so just as Sunita and Dev are celebrating their marriage, she is arrested for bigamy. But Loyal Dev proves Sunita's innocence and she is released from prison- Maya Later returns setting the shops on fire and takes Sunita and Dev hostage in her flat before setting a fire there too. But things end happily as Sunita and Dev are rescued. Maya realises they have escaped, she tries to run them over but crashes and a truck crashes into her. She is taken to hospital in a critical condition under police guard and later imprisoned. No More Physco's until Karl that is.
Sunita pregnant with twins and (Axed) Leaves the street
Sunita is overjoyed she is pregnant with twins Asha and Aadi. But later discovers Dev has children by several different women who he has given homes and jobs to. Sunita leaves the street, divorces Dev with the kids. Plus her character was axed alongside with nine other cast members.
2009 Shock Return for Sunita
Dev Discovers that his his golfing associate, Matt Davis, with his children which are in fact his own, and discovers that he is engaged to Sunita. Angry Dev goes to see Sunita, who apologises for not telling him sooner and assures Dev that Matt is not trying to replace him. Dev is not convinced and confronts Matt in the following episode, accusing him of doing so and angers Sunita, who orders Dev to leave. Sunita breaks things off with Matt and evetually heads back to the street.Sunita manages to convince Dev that they should buy No. 7 Coronation Street from Maria Connor Dev reluctantly agrees to Sunita's wishes and they sell the house in Bramhall and their offer on Number 7 is accepted by Maria. and Sunita is back.
In the 2010 Tram Crash Sunita ends up along with Molly Dobbs and her baby son Jack buried under the rubble, fighting for their lives. Becky robs the shops while Sunita is unable to move under the rubble, Becky saves Sunita. Sunita later finds out that Becky took money from the shop during the horrific disaster, But Symathesis with her as she finds out Becky took the money for little Max.
Friendship with Sophie Webster
During Sunita's time on the street she has made friendships withh the likes of Shelley Uwin. and Sophie Wesbter who works in in the Alahans corner shop, She supported Sophie when she came out to her parents, her relationship with Sian.
Grishma and Upma, Sunita's aunts, return to visit her. They are shocked at where Sunita now lives and Dev's financial issues, as well as finding out that her and Dev aren't married and were not together during their first visit, prompting them to start searching for a man that they consider a more suitable husband for Sunita, which was rather funny at the time.
The New Barmaid
Wanting Dev to start to taking her seriously Sunita starts working behind the bar in the Rovers, Leanne's Mum Stella gives her a job at the rovers.
The New Sunita
Working at the Rovers means she meets Karl Munro (John Michie), Stella's partner and, both feeling neglected by their partners, they become close friends and soon start sleeping together. Although Karl believes it to be a bit of fun, Sunita soon tires of just being a fling and quickly blackmails him into starting a full-on affair, She starts flirting and dressing differently to get his attention.
The Game is finally up for Sunita and Karl as they are found out by Leanne, Eva and doting Girlfriend Stella Price. Stella drags out Sunita by her ear to Dev. Dev Thrashes the shop and drinks in reaction to affair.
Karl becomes annoyed with Stella's new Fella Jason so he sets fire to the cellar to frame him. And Sunita disovers what he is doing so he pushes her into Cellar. The whole pub explodes. Sunita recovers in Hospital, once she is making progress and Karl knows people are suspecting her, he ends her life making it look like sucide. Poor Sunita. Dev is destraught to disover Sunita has died.
Are you going to Miss Sunita on Corrie?
A Year ago Cain Dingle is someone Moira Barton Despised, now as we know Moira has been dating the bad boy lately, they have been rocky for a while now it seems they are settling down, but we never expected this, Next week Moira will reveal that she is pregnant with Cain's Child, what will Cain say? will they keep it?