UK Times takes a look back at a few of Emmerdale’s raunchiest ever sex scenes – from Moira Dingle and Nate Robinson’s caravan romp, to both Sugden brothers getting it on in the barn.
Some scenes in the ITV soap have been pretty steamy for a pre-watershed show. Let’s take a look at some of the raunchiest physical encounters between the Emmerdale villagers.
Robron’s first time
Although Robert Sugden (Ryan Hawley) and Aaron Dingle’s (Danny Miller) relationship came to an end when the former was shipped off to the Isle of Wight in 2019 to serve out a 14-year prison sentence, Robron lives on in viewers memories.
And, no scene was more memorable than their steamy car sex scene in 2015. The pair got hot and heavy for the first time in the car garage before moving things inside the vehicle.
Although Robert was engaged to Chrissie White (Louise Marwood) at the time and insisted it was a onetime thing, it wasn’t long before the pair embarked on a full-on affair. The pair, who eventually became one of the soap’s most beloved couples, had raunchy romps across the Dales, even getting down to business in the barn and a port-a-loo.
Chrissie and Andy’s barn bonk
Chrissie obviously takes Robert’s rejection well, getting it on with her ex-husband’s adoptive brother Andy Sugden (Kelvin Fletcher) in 2016 – and in the barn, of all places!
The raunchy scene between Chrissie and Andy came just months after Robron hooked up in the barn.
Emmerdale showed the aftermath of their steamy encounter. The pair were lying on hay bales with Andy shirtless and Chrissie showing off her stockings as she wrapped herself in his shirt and nothing else.
One soap fan praised the scene, saying: “Andy and Chrissie bringing the #raunch back to the Dales, steamy.”
However, others thought the scene was a cheap imitation of Robert and Aaron’s barn romp, which was still fresh in their minds.
Maya and Jacob’s sports hall hook up
Emmerdale is not afraid to show polarising romantic pairings, and viewers certainly found Maya Stepney (Louisa Clein) and Jacob Gallagher’s illegal age-gap relationship divisive.
It began in 2019 when high-school teacher Maya Stepney (Louisa Clein) seduced her 15-year-old student Jacob Gallagher (Joe-Warren Plant). Not only was she more than twice Jacob’s age, as he was only 15, Maya was also dating Jacob’s stepdad, David Metcalfe (Matthew Wolfenden), at the time.
Believing himself thoroughly in love with Maya, the pair got hot and heavy on a number of occasions, most notably when she seduced him in the boy’s sports hall. In the scene, the pair start to make out before heading out of view.
ITV was cleared of any wrongdoing regarding this storyline after the soap received a number of Ofcom complaints. And, after several months, this inappropriate relationship ended with Maya being arrested by the police.
Nate and Moira’s caravan romp
Having lived in the Dales for over a decade, Natalie J. Robb’s character Moira Dingle (nee Barton) has been around the block once or twice. One of her more memorable romps was with Nate Robinson (Jurell Carter) in 2019.
Despite being married to Cain Dingle (Jeff Hordley), Moira embarks on an affair with Nate, even getting frisky inside his caravan. Moira takes charge of this particular romantic rendezvous, seducing the farmer in a lacy bra under her overalls.
She even attempts dirty talk, telling Nade she’d like to show him “who was boss,” before they are interrupted by Pete Barton (Anthony Quinlan) knocking at the door.
Priya and Al’s scandalous office sex
Priya Sharma (Fiona Wade) started getting pretty hot and bothered in the office with Al Chapman (Michael Wildman) back in 2020. The pair who worked together just couldn’t keep their hands off each other.
While Priya initially resists, wanting to keep things professional, she quickly gives into her feelings for Al and begins unbuttoning his shirt as they engage in a steamy make-out session.
Luckily, Priya decided to lock the door when they decided to take things further, otherwise they would have had a very awkward interruption.
However, actor Fiona said filming the scene was awkward in real life, as she barely knew Michael when their characters started getting together.
“And I get so giggly and shy, I’m ridiculous. And I hadn’t even met him properly and there I was, having to rip off his shirt and kiss him. It’s so awkward,” she admitted on Loose Women.
Nate’s Santa hat striptease
Nate Robinson makes this list a second time for another of his numerous raunchy scenes. He left Emmerdale fans hot under the collar again last Christmas when he stripped down to nothing but a Santa hat to impress his girlfriend Tracy Metcalfe (Amy Walsh).
The midday-seduction made for a seriously steamy scene as Nate’s shirtless appearance left little to the imagination.
Though he’d been on the outs with Tracy since his one-night stand with Fiona (Yemisi Oyinloye), she seemed very pleased by Nate’s striptease, as did many viewers.
“Nate’s the perfect gift to unwrap,” one said after watching the scene.
Unfortunately, the pair were interrupted by Leyla Harding (Roxy Shahidi) but she had enough sense to arrange her catch up with Tracy later that day, giving the couple plenty of time to finish what they were up to.