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Emmerdale spoilers: SHOCK family reunion for Lydia Hart!

Emmerdale, Lydia Hart, Sam Dingle
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More startling secrets from the past are revealed on Emmerdale when Lydia Hart comes face-to-face with her "dead" mum, Agatha!

Lydia Hart's (played by Karen Blick) mysterious past has slowly begun to be revealed on Emmerdale (7:00pm, ITV, see our TV Guide for full listings) this year, following the SHOCK discovery of a baby's bones months ago.

Now, after solving the mystery of WHO her secret benefactor is, Lydia finds herself face-to-face with her believed-to-be-dead mum Agatha (guest star Judith Barker, who you might recognise as Ken Barlow's second wife Janet Reid on Corrie), who admits she has a lot of explaining to do.

You think? Like, where the heck has she been all these years!

Emmerdale, Mandy Dingle, Lydia Hart

Last week, Mandy Dingle helped Lydia Hart reach out to her estranged sister Beth on Emmerdale

But while Lydia tries to get her head around this unexpected family reunion, she's in for another SHOCK when Agatha reveals Lydia's father died of Huntington's disease, an inherited brain disorder.

How will Lydia handle the news there's a possibility she also has Huntington's?

Elsewhere in the village, David Metcalfe (Matthew Wolfenden) and Leyla Hading (Roxy Shahidi) are in disbelief over the news disgraced teacher Maya Stepney is being released early from prison.

Emmerdale, David Metcalfe, Leyla Harding

Maya was sentenced to 12 months in prison back in the summer, after her indecent affair with David and Leyla's teenage student Jacob Gallagher (Joe Warren Plant) was exposed.

With Jacob having already vowed to wait for Maya to be released from prison so they can be together, will the disgraced former teacher make contact with Jacob?

Emmerdale continues weeknights from 7:00pm on ITV