Emmerdale spoilers: Robert Sugden goes to court... will Victoria lie for him?

Emmerdale, Robert Sugden, Victoria Sugden

It's almost the moment of truth for Robert as he heads to court on Emmerdale to find out if he'll pay the price for attacking rapist Lee...

Robert Sugden (played by Ryan Hawley) has decided to ignore the advice of his solicitor who thinks he should plead guilty in court, after he attacked his younger sister Victoria's (Isabel Hodgins) rapist Lee Posner (Kris Mochrie) on Emmerdale (opens in new tab).

But he could be setting himself up for disastrous repercussions in the first of tonight's double-bill of Emmerdale on ITV since Victoria has been having doubts about lying on Robert's behalf in court to save him from being sent to prison.

Although Victoria previously lied to the police and told them Robert attacked Lee with a shovel in self-defence, after the rapist continued to hound her and her family, in her heart she knows that's not what really happened and angry Robert deliberately picked-up the shovel and dealt the blow that left Lee in a coma.

Emmerdale, Robert Sugden

(Picture: ITV)

Emmerdale, Lee Posner

Lee the rapist was left in a coma after Robert's SHOCK attack on Emmerdale. (Picture: ITV)

As Robert, his husband Aaron Dingle (Danny Miller) and Aaron's teenage sister Liv Flaherty (Isobel Steele) gather at court, they'd all better brace themselves for a bumpy ride!

Could Robert be facing a possible prison sentence for trying to protect the one he loves?

Emmerdale continues weeknights from 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.