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Emmerdale SPOILERS: Marlon Dingle finds himself out of his depth

Marlon tries to lay down the law in Emmerdale

Marlon Dingle is struggling with his new role as landlord...

Marlon Dingle is starting to panic in Friday's episode of Emmerdale on ITV from 7pm (see our TV Guide for full listings).

Marlon has been struggling to make ends meet having recently ploughed all his spare cash into buying half of the Woolpack pub.

He managed to get his hands on the business after Chas Dingle forced disgraced Charity Dingle to give up her share.

However, buying a pub in a pandemic might not have been his best business move, because now Marlon is finding out how hard it is to be a manager.

Marlon Dingle panics about money in Emmerdale

Marlon Dingle has been struggling to make ends meet recently (Picture: ITV)

Not only has he had to cut corners on his infamous pub menu, but he and business partner Chas have had to make some upsetting business decisions.

Rhona to the rescue 

Realising his dilemma, Marlon's girlfriend Rhona Goskirk came up with a genius plan and suggested Marlon and his daughter, April, move in with her and Leo.

Rhona's idea meant that Marlon could then rent out his house, bringing in some much needed cash.

However, Marlon is about to find out that if he thought being a business owner was hard enough, being a landlord is even worse!

Emmerdale, Marlon Dingle

Marlon has had to cut corners at the Woolpack to make up for the lack of paying customers (Picture: ITV) (Image credit: ITV)

When prospective tenants Mack and Ryan start grilling him on his house rules, it soon becomes clear that Marlon hasn't got the foggiest.

Before long the pub chef finds himself on the back foot... but does this mean Mack and Ryan don't want the house after all?

Is Marlon's only hope of making some money about to fall flat?

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

Claire Crick
Claire Crick

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.