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EMMERDALE’S Pierce Harris’ mum has been revealed by revealed as his mystery woman.
The vicious rapist – who is played by actor Jonathan Wrather in the ITV soap – was shocked when his mother turned up in the village after Vanessa Woodfield tracked her down.
ITV 6 Pierce’s mum didn’t live up to the horror stories he had told about her
His mum, told Rhona to speak to Pierce about his past, giving hints to the darkness he has only shown to Rhona and Vanessa so far, but Pierce’s reaction to her presence gave his victim pause for thought.
Sadly readers will know that Rhona ends up marrying Pierce and is subject to a horrifying rape on her wedding night from her sick husband.
Actress Zoe Henry, who plays Rhona, says she thought the rape scene was too “shocking” to ever make it to air.
Rhona will be violently raped by foul husband Pierce Harris on their wedding night – marking a turning point in their relationship, from manipulative to physically abusive.
ITV 6 Emmerdale star Zoe Henry said she thought her rape scene might be too ‘brutal’ to air
Viewers have been aware of Pierce’s hidden dark side for some time having watched him force himself on Rhona, threaten her friend Vanessa and subject his fiancée to an awful revenge porn ordeal, but the true extent of his evil will soon be laid bare.
It takes until the actual night of his wedding for Pierce to reveal the true extent of his disturbing personality to new wife Rhona.
6 Pierce seems a perfect gentleman but he will reveal an even darker side on their wedding night
The businessman will brutally attack and rape his new bride, just hours after their ceremony.
However, while his last sexual assault left Rhona questioning what had actually happened, this time the vet will be under no illusions as to what has happened.
She will be left in a state of complete shock, terrified of Pierce and desperate to escape from him after the attack.
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Zoe admits she was surprised by the explosive story line when she first read the script.
She said: “When I read it, I found it quite shocking. I didn’t imagine that the story would go to where it’s gone to.”
Getty Images – WireImage 6 Actress Zoe Henry said she was shocked at the storyline and wasn’t sure it would make it to air
Zoe was worried the scenes were so horrifying they would never make it to air – and that the story had taken such a dark turn audiences would not be able to cope with watching the horrifying scenes unfold.
She said: “When we rehearsed it, which we don’t normally, I did air my concerns about how brutal some of the stuff we were doing was.
“I asked: ‘Are w