Nicola struggles with her disability in Emmerdale

Nicola King, Jimmy King
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Nicola is distressed when husband Jimmy presents her with a wheelchair in Emmerdale

*Hour-long episode*

The harsh reality of having been rendered disabled since getting injured in the fire is now hitting Nicola hard. She’s devastated when Jimmy presents her with a wheelchair. Needing to get close to her husband, Nicola wants to get physical but, much to her distress, Jimmy’s unable to lift her upstairs to their bedroom.

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