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Emmerdale spoilers: Jai and Priya blame Rishi and Manpreet for disaster

Emmerdale, Manpreet Sharma, Rishi Sharma

With the Sharma family facing financial ruin after the factory fire, Jai and Priya blame their dad Rishi and stepmum Manpreet for everything...

In the final visit of the week to Emmerdale (opens in new tab), the cash crisis continues for the Sharma family after the factory fire which has left them facing financial ruin.

Jai Sharma (played by Chris Bisson), his sister Priya (Fiona Wade) and their father Rishi (Bhasker Patel) remain unaware it was factory employee Kerry Wyatt (Laura Norton) and her daughter Amy (Natalie-Ann Jamieson) that caused the blaze, after they destroyed incriminating CCTV footage which showed Kerry breaking into the factory safe to steal money to help clear debts Amy had with a dodgy former associate from Belfast.

With the insurance company reporting the circumstances surrounding the fire as "suspicious", they are refusing to pay out compensation.

Meanwhile, there's added pressure to pay back the high interest loan Rishi borrowed from wealthy businesswoman Kim Tate (Claire King).

Jai and Priya are still fuming with both Rishi and his wife Manpreet (Rebecca Sarker) for getting involved with Kim and taking out a loan to save the factory.

Now with Kim about to get her hands on the factory, unless the family can pay-up, tempers flare and Jai and Priya blame Rishi and Manpreet for everything!

Will the Sharma survive one of their biggest-ever bust-ups? And just what are Kim's plans for the factory?

Meanwhile, Kerry and Amy continue to struggle with their guilt over the fallout from the fire. But neither fancies a stint behind bars so they've both agreed to keep schtum.

But surely in a village the size of Emmerdale, it's only a matter of time before their SHOCK secret gets out?

Emmerdale continues weeknights at 7:00pm on ITV

Simon has long been a fan of soap operas, and especially loves OVER-THE-TOP plots involving evil twins, hair-pulling catfights and natural disasters.

Anyone remember the Sunset Beach earthquake/tidal wave?

Or when Krystle Carrington got locked in the attic and replaced by look-a-like Rita in Dynasty?!


Simon has written for a variety of TV and childrens’ magazines/websites including Inside Soap, Nickelodeon, What’s On TV, Radio Times, Metro, Girl Talk, Disney Girl, Toxic! and Digital Spy.

He has reported LIVE from the red carpet at The British Soap Awards interviewing glammed-up stars from soapland, and hosted a Facebook LIVE session for Metro with Home and Away legend Ray Meagher (Alf "Stone the flamin' crows!" Stewart) to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Aussie soap.


Simon is also co-author of The Treasures Of Coronation Street (Carlton Books)


And the writer and director of (very!) low budget fright flick, Midsummer Night's EVIL and the sequel webisodes series, The Hatchet Woods HORROR.