First-look pictures show Gemma turning up at the village totally out of the blue, which leaves Bob (Tony Audenshaw) in shock.
Speaking about filming for the first time on the soap, Gemma told Radio Times: "It's nice to have a grand entrance. The only trouble is that it was freezing in that dress.
"When we were filming, it was snowing. So I actually had my jogging bottoms on underneath the dress and some old boots!"
Arriving in a wedding dress, Carly urges her dad to jump in the vehicle with her as she is on her way to get married, telling him that she wants him at the wedding.
However, it turns out Carly is marrying her fiancé that she's only known for a matter of months, and it's her fifth engagement!
Bob soon tells Carly his concerns about her imminent nuptials, but will his daughter listen to her estranged dad?
Actress Gemma, who is best known for playing Lisa Hunter in Hollyoaks, previously said of her new role: "I am absolutely thrilled to be joining the cast of Emmerdale and I cannot wait to see what's in store for Carly. I hope you all enjoy watching her story unfold."
Emmerdale airs weekdays at 7pm on ITV.
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