Created 10th September 2004
Updated 29th January 2005

Paul Lambert
10th September 2004 - 29th October 2004, 29th November 2004,

Played by: Mathew Bose

YTV Press Photo

Son of Val Lambert

Born: 3rd August 1974

1 sister Sharon

Aunt - Diane Blackstock

boyfriend: Enzo

As far as everyone was concerned Bernice Blackstock Thmas was his 1st cousin and Nicola and Rodney Blackstock were no relation.

Paul in Drag as "Thelma Louise"


Paul was first mentioned as a nephew of Diane and first cousin of Bernice around 2000. He lived in Sorento, Italy. A storyline even involved Bernice going to visit him on holiday.

Recently he has been mentioned quite a lot since his mother Val arrived in the series in February 2004.

Until recently mother and son had not spoken for 5 years after he tried to steal one of her boyfriends. However it was Paul who told Val where Diane was now living. So Val turned up in Emmerdale.

Paul had lived Italy where he has his own business in Sorento.

Paul does a drag queen act and calls his character "Thelma-Louise" right up to the time he arrived in Emmerdale. Paul is gay.

A word is appropriate here before Paul's adventures in Emmerdale begin, about his motherVal as it is relevant to upcoming storylines involving Paul.

At 19 Val began an affair with her brother-in-law Rodney Blackstock. She claims he broke her heart. Their affair began one night when Val went over to Rodney & Diane's home. Diane was out and Rodney was babysitting their daughter Bernice who was in bed. The affair continued for a while until one morning Diane woke up to find a note saying Rodney had left her for Rita "the hatchet girl" with whom he had been seeing.

The end of Rodney's marriage to Diane also signaled the end of his affair with Val. They would not see each other again for nearly 30 years at which point they would continue where they left off.

Diane did not know about the affair between her then husband Rodney and her sister Val until 5th April 2004.

Two weeks after Rodney left the sisters, Val began seeing Jimmy Pepper and was soon pregnant supposedly with his child. However from the first moment Val's back story was introduced, there have been subtle hints to the viewers about Paul's true parentage.

In September 2004 Val first revealed to her sister that Paul was Rodney's son. She later shouted it out to the whole village at Diane's wedding 21 October 2004.


Paul returned to Sorento on the 29th October 2004, there were problems in his relationship with his current boyfriend Enzo and he felt he should return to Italy and sort them out.

Paul surprises Val by turning up in Emmerdale on the 10th September 2004

brother and sister - Nicola and Paul on the 9th December 2004

The information on this page put together by Lane Kent
© 2004