With love low on her list of priorities, Vanessa heads out for a night on the town when she attracts the attention of a handsome young man named Kirin, and is quick to take him home...
But Vanessa is left stunned when Kirin admits that he is only 17, and his father is Priya Sharma's latest love interest Rakesh.
Reeling from this unexpected information, it's suddenly all too close to home for Vanessa, but will her heart start to rule her head where Kirin is concerned?
Kirin will first appear in the soap from 21 August and will be played by actor Adam Fielding.
He said: "I am thrilled to be joining Emmerdale as Kirin. He's only 17 but he's a cool and confident guy and isn't going to let his age stop him where Vanessa is concerned."