Emmerdale SPOILERS: Christening NIGHTMARE for Tracy Metcalfe

Tracy has had enough in Emmerdale

Tracy Metcalfe finds her daughter's christening in chaos...

Tracy Metcalfe is feeling stressed in the first Thursday episode of Emmerdale on ITV from 7pm (see our TV Guide for full listings).

It is the day of Frankie's christening, but instead of feeling like the proud mum that she is, Tracy can only feel her stress levels going up.

The run up to the special day hasn't been plain sailing, first with boyfriend Nate breaking his foot, and then him leaving the village to stay with his mum.

Tracy has had enough in Emmerdale

Frankie's christening doesn't quite go to plan for Tracy Metcalfe (Picture: ITV)

And things aren't any better on the day of the christening because Eric Pollard's argument with the Dingle family is getting out of hand.

Eric is in the Dingles' bad books for attacking Aaron while he was trying to secretly return Brenda's brooch.

Brenda had accused Pollard's ex, Faith, of stealing the precious jewellery, but it was actually Mack who had taken the brooch.

However, Aaron found himself rushed to hospital after being attacked while trying to help, and now Pollard's in big trouble.

Tracy has had enough in Emmerdale

The stress of the christening gets too much for new mum Tracy (Picture: ITV)

As the tension mounts between Pollard and the Dingles, the christening becomes more about their war than the gorgeous little Frankie.

In the end Tracy gets fed up with the drama and asks Pollard to take her home.

But is this the end of the argument between him and the Dingle clan?

Elsewhere, Liv is feeling guilty about Paul's death and has started to drink to numb the pain.

However, when Vinny opens up about his counselling sessions and tells her that talking to someone else has made him question his past, Liv starts to panic.

Liv feels utterly lost in Emmerdale

Liv secretly drinks at Frankie's christening (Picture: ITV)

Vinny can see that what he said has hit a nerve with Liv and starts to wonder what is going on with her.

At the christening Liv secretly swigs vodka to hide her guilt, but soon Vinny is shocked to find her covertly drinking and realises she is at breaking point.

Will he be able to help his girlfriend? Or will Liv finally confess what really happened in the barn the day that Paul died?

Emmerdale airs weeknights at 7pm on ITV, with an extra episode at 8pm on Thursdays - see our TV Guide for full listings.

Claire Crick
Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch

Claire is Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch and has been a journalist for over 15 years, writing about everything from soaps and TV to beauty, entertainment, and even the Royal Family. After starting her career at a soap magazine, she ended up staying for 13 years, and over that time she’s pulled pints in the Rovers Return, sung karaoke in the Emmerdale village hall, taken a stroll around Albert Square, and visited Summer Bay Surf Club in sunny Australia. 

After learning some tricks of the trade at websites Digital Spy, Entertainment Daily, and Woman & Home, Claire landed a role at What’s On TV and whattowatch.com writing about all things TV and film, with a particular love for Aussie soaps, Strictly Come Dancing and Bake Off

She’s interviewed everyone from June Brown — AKA Dot Cotton — to Michelle Keegan, swapped cooking tips with baking legend Mary Berry backstage at the NTAs, and danced the night away with soap stars at countless awards bashes. There’s not a lot she doesn’t know about soaps and TV and can be very handy when a soapy question comes up in a pub quiz! 

As well as all things soap-related, Claire also loves running, spa breaks, days out with her kids, and getting lost in a good book.