Steve Harland was a main character in Emmerdale. He served as a supporting character in 2012 and the hidden tertiary antagonist in 2013 until his downfall and departure.
History in Emmerdale
After arriving in December 2012 as a minor character, Steve played a major role throughout 2013 when having a relationship with Bernice Blackstock. He also made friends with Bernice's sister Nicola King and her husband Jimmy King.
When Chas Dingle was been terrorized by Thomas King as revenge for the death of his father Carl King, Steve confronted Thomas over his actions and became applauded when Cain Dingle stood up for Thomas. At this time around, Steve became too nosy and stuffed in other people's businesses.
Later, he became a partnership with Declan Macey. They were discussing their business over obtaining a land in the woods, which horrified Cameron Murray. This was the fact that neither Steve or Declan were aware that Cameron had committed a murder and hid the body in the same woods that Declan is planning to take.
Steve became antagonistic when he had an affair with Nicola King and threatened her into keeping their affair a secret. Also, he had another affair on Bernice long before he first arrived in Emmerdale.
Steve soon rallied up the villagers against Declan and Megan Macey when Declan was putting all homes on sale due to his business falling apart after claiming his land. Steve plotted to take Declan's business from him, which he refused much to the happiness for Megan and her son Robbie Macey. When the revelation of a victim was identified as the deceased Alex Moss in Declan's land, Steve believed that Declan killed him. Although both were fully unaware that Alex was the same victim who Cameron Murray killed and buried.
Steve kept his motives a secret but eventually departed when Nicola told Bernice and Jimmy about their affair. Bernice dumped Steve, Nicola got revenge on him and Jimmy punched Steve after handing him a check and damaging his car. A beaten Steve left the village and was never ever heard from again.