Emmerdale spoilers: Bob Hope starts work as a Christmas Elf but gets an unwelcome surprise

Bob Hope

A cash-strapped Bob Hope takes on work as a Christmas elf but is left feeling crushed when he makes an unwelcome discovery

Bob Hope (Tony Audenshaw) has been strapped for cash so with Christmas just around the corner, has decided to take up vicar Harriet’s offer of work as a Christmas elf.

Bob Hope

Bob is all elf-ed up and ready to go

His kids, Cathy and Heath, have got their eyes on pricey gifts so any extra pennies will be most welcome.

Bob Hope

Bob is not pleased when Harriet breaks some news

However, as Bob gets into his elf attire, ready for the task head, he’s left feeling crushed when more revelations come to light that he’s not too happy about. What has Bob discovered to put a frown on his face?

Meanwhile, 15-year-old Jacob has been licking his wounds after teacher Maya told him to keep well away from her and under no circumstances reveal that they kissed. The teen has already confided in his pal Ellis that he’s having relationship worries and immediately felt the wrath of fuming Maya.

Feeling down about the situation, Jacob comes to a decision that will leave Maya simmering. What has he decided to do and should Maya be very afraid, not only about her relationship with Jacob’s dad, David (Matthew Wolfenden) but for her job at the school?

Emmerdale continues weeknights at 7:00pm on ITV 

Tess Lamacraft
Senior Writer for What's On TV, TV Times, TV & Satellite week, Whattowatch.com

Tess is a senior writer for What’s On TV, TV Times, TV & Satellite and WhattoWatch.com She's been writing about TV for over 25 years and worked on some of the UK’s biggest and best-selling publications including the Daily Mirror where she was assistant editor on the weekend TV magazine, The Look, and Closer magazine where she was TV editor. She has freelanced for a whole range of websites and publications including We Love TV, The Sun’s TV Mag, Woman, Woman’s Own, Fabulous, Good Living, Prima and Woman and Home.