|Portrayed by||Bradley Milnes (2006-08)
Ben Shooter (2006-08)
Charlie Pell (2008–10)
Sam Hall (2010–)
|Introduced by||Kathleen Beedles|
|First appearance||12 January 2006|
|Spin-off appearances||Emmerdale: The Dingles - For Richer for Poorer(2010)|
|Date of birth||12 January 2006|
|Home||Wishing Well Cottage|
Samson Dingle is the son of Sam and Alice Dingle. He has appeared since 2006.
After discovering she is pregnant, Alice falls ill with cancer. She is advised to terminate the pregnancy to start chemotherapy immediately, but she refuses to abort. She gives birth prematurely and the baby is named Samson. He is rushed to intensive care before Alice gets a chance to bond with him. After stopping the chemotherapy because it is not working, Alice dies on 31 July 2006.
After Alice's death, Sam vows to bring up Samson on his own and moves into his own cottage. However, he finds it difficult to cope and someone calls social services. He wants to continue bringing up Samson on his own. On 15 January 2008, Samson is knocked down by Val Lambert in her jeep. He soon recovers, but Sam goes on the run with Samson because he is worried he will be taken away from him. An arrangement is later made and Sam is allowed to keep Samson. He later moves back in with his family.
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