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Emmerdale spoiler: Will Rhona survive surgery but 'lose' boyfriend Pete?

Pete tells Rhona he loves her and that her and Leo are all the family he needs in Emmerdale

Rhona undergoes a hysterectomy and worries about her relationship with younger man Pete

Rhona Goskirk faces huge moment in her womanhood as she undergoes a hysterectomy following a doctor's discovery that she has fibroids in her womb. It's a terrifying moment for the vet mum-of-one who has to say goodbye to her fertility as she goes under the knife.

Pete and Vanessa visit Rhona after her operation in Emmerdale

Rhona comes round after her hysterectomy to find Vanessa and Pete at her hospital bedside

By her hospital bedside, best friend Vanessa Woodfield (Michelle Hardwick) and Rhona's younger man boyfriend Pete Barton (Anthony Quinlan) wait for their loved one to come round post-op. It's a tender moment as Pete professes his love and tells his groggy girlfriend she and her son Leo are all he needs. Real talk: Pete, are you sure?

Over at David's, Jacob Gallagher (Joe Warren Plant) meddles in his dad's love life, determined to keep David and Maya Stepney (Louisa Clein) apart. With the teen schoolboy in the midst of a secret 'affair' with his dad's girlfriend, Maya, who is also his history teacher, Jacob is sailing close to the wind. Using Amba, David's daughter, Jacob guilts him (Matthew Wolfenden) into having to cancel their plans.

Jacob ruins date night for David and Maya in Emmerdale

Jealous Jacob makes sure David's date night with Maya doesn't happen

Kerry (Laura Norton) fumes when she learns Dan (Liam Fox) took Amelia to see Daz while she was away in Ireland.


Sarah Waterfall
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