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Emmerdale spoilers: David Metcalfe plans to propose to Maya Stepney!

Emmerdale Maya and Jacob’s domestic bliss is interrupted as David arrives home early in Emmerdale

Still oblivious to the scandal surrounding his girlfriend Maya's secret affair with Jacob, lovestruck David plans to pop the question!

After discovering his girlfriend Maya Stepney is selling her car to raise the money she needs to cover the cost of her divorce, village shopkeeper David Metcalfe decides it's time to really cheer Maya up... by asking her to marry him!

Maya Stepney and David Metcalfe

David plans to propose to long-time girlfriend Maya. (Picture: ITV)

Unfortunately, David's unaware that love cheat Maya has completely fallen out of love with him... and into bed with his teenage son, Jacob Gallagher!

When Jacob hears David is planning to propose to Maya using his late stepmum Val's ring, he's thrown into a panic since he recently stole the ring so he can pawn it to raise some money to meet his ex-girlfriend Liv Flaherty's blackmail demands.

She wants £10,000 soon or she'll spill the beans about Jacob's secret affair with his school teacher, Maya.

Overcome with guilt at seeing his dad David so happy, what will Jacob do about the missing ring?

Elsewhere in the village, Rhona Goskirk's jealousy gets the better of her after she spied boyfriend Pete Barton looking rather too happy chatting with ex-wife Debbie Dingle and her kids.

The couple soon kiss and make-up. But when Rhona discovers Pete confided in Debbie about her menopause, she feels furious and humiliated.

Nicola has decided to play dirty with Hilary in Emmerdale

Nicola plots mischief with Kerry against council rival, Hillary. (Picture: ITV)

Also, Nicola King prepares to go to war against her hated council rival, Hillary Benshaw (played by ex-Brookside and Family Affairs star Gabrielle Glaister) and decides it's time to play dirty. But what does Nicola have planned?

Amy advises Victoria to play hard to get with Ellis in Emmerdale

Amy has some love life advice for Victoria. (Picture: ITV)

And Amy Wyatt gives bestie Victoria Sugden some love life advice and advises her to play hard to get with Ellis Chapman.

Emmerdale continues weeknights at 7:00pm on ITV

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