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The cheek! Joanie slaps gobby Belle on Emmerdale

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There's nothing sweet about life in the Sharma chocolate factory when Joanie reaches the end of her tether with Belle and gives her a slap (Image credit: Andrew Boyce)

Joanie gets angry, VERY angry when she realises Belle and Lisa set her up on Emmerdale

There's nothing sweet about life in the Sharma chocolate factory when Joanie reaches the end of her tether with Belle and gives her a slap (Image credit: Andrew Boyce)

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There's nothing sweet about life in the Sharma chocolate factory when Joanie reaches the end of her tether with Belle and gives her a slap

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Belle has been sour with Joanie ever since her dad, Zak, walked out on his family to be with Joanie… (Image credit: Andrew Boyce)

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Belle has been sour with Joanie ever since her dad, Zak, walked out on his family to be with Joanie…

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After yet another row between them, Belle can see what's coming when Joanie raises her hand (and so can Zak and Lisa) (Image credit: Andrew Boyce)

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After yet another row between them, Belle can see what's coming when Joanie raises her hand (and so can Zak and Lisa)

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Even gobby Kerry is speechless when Joanie follows up her stinging criticism of Belle with a stinging slap across Belle's face. Ouch! (Image credit: Andrew Boyce)

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Even gobby Kerry is speechless when Joanie follows up her stinging criticism of Belle with a stinging slap across Belle's face. Ouch!

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Belle's shocked by Joanie's actions – and so is everyone else. Having a row is one thing, hitting a girl is something else, even if she was asking for it (Image credit: Andrew Boyce)

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Belle's shocked by Joanie's actions – and so is everyone else. Having a row is one thing, hitting a girl is something else, even if she was asking for it

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Lisa rushes to comfort Belle and Joanie raises her hand again – but this time to see if Belle is OK (Image credit: Andrew Boyce)

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Lisa rushes to comfort Belle and Joanie raises her hand again – but this time to see if Belle is OK

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But Belle wants people to see her as the injured party. Where does this leave Joanie with Zak? Watch Emmerdale on ITV, from Monday, April 18 (Image credit: Andrew Boyce)

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But Belle wants people to see her as the injured party. Where does this leave Joanie with Zak? Watch Emmerdale on ITV, from Monday, April 18