Emmerdale spoilers: Is Tracy about to prove Frank is INNOCENT?

Emmerdale, Tracy Metcalfe, Pete Barton

Tracy won't rest on Emmerdale until she has proved her late dad Frank didn't start the fateful fire at the village. Is she about to clear Frank's name?

Frank Clayton has gone to his grave on Emmerdale (opens in new tab), with most of the village believing he was responsible for starting the fire at the factory.

Frank had been sacked by factory boss Jai Sharma (Chris Bisson) and folk believe he got his revenge by deliberately causing a blaze. Unfortunately, Frank perished after the fire caused a SHOCK explosion...

However, Frank's grieving daughter Tracy Metcalfe (Amy Walsh) is still on her one-woman mission to clear his name, as even her own sister Vanessa Woodfield (Michelle Hardwick) has her suspicions Frank was involved.

But in the second episode of tonight's double-bill of Emmerdale (opens in new tab), Amy carries out further investigations, accompanied by Pete Barton (Anthony Quinlan) and has a glimmer of hope when she appears to have at last found some evidence that could prove Frank's innocence!

But does this mean the real culprits Kerry Wyatt (Laura Norton) and her daughter (Natalie Ann Jamieson) are soon to be exposed as the REAL firestarters?

Maya Stepney and Jacob Gallgher

Maya was finally sent to prison back in June on Emmerdale after the teacher's forbidden relationship with teenage student Jacob was exposed. (Picture: ITV)

Elsewhere in the village, David Metcalfe (Matthew Wolfenden) and Leyla Harding (Roxy Shahidi) are both at a loss over what to do about their teenage son, Jacob Gallagher (Joe-Warren Plant) who is still pining away for his forbidden lover and now convicted sex offender, Maya Stepney.

David and Leyla thought all the drama would be over when predator teacher Maya was exposed and sent to prison. But Jacob is very much still under Maya's spell and won't hear a bad word said against her.

What can David and Leyla do to get Jacob to move on from his abuser?

Emmerdale continues weeknights from 7:00pm on ITV

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