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Ashley accuses Laurel and Marlon of having an affair in Emmerdale

At the hospital, Marlon Dingle's shocked at the state of Ashley Thomas as Laurel Thomas explains the damage from the TIA might be permanent. Marlon comforts Laurel but confused Ashley sees and angrily accuses them of having an affair in Emmerdale.
Earlier on when Laurel is at the end of her tether, her friend Marlon is on hand to support her. (Image credit: Andrew Boyce)

The confused vicar lashes out at his wife when he thinks she's cheating on him...

With Ashley's dementia getting worse by the day, Laurel is struggling to cope and things are about to take a serious downturn.

When Ashley sees Marlon comforting Laurel at the hospital, he's convinced the pair are having an affair and in the heat of the moment he angrily accuses his wife of being a cheat.

Laurel is beside herself and tries to explain to her confused husband, that he couldn't be more wrong,  but as Ashley continues to berate her, it's all too much for the broken mum.

Diane intervenes and offers to give Laurel a break but when Diane gets distracted, Ashley decides to take off his bandages and starts walking out of the hospital without any one noticing.

Where's he going? And will anyone come to his help before he comes to harm?

At the hospital, Marlon Dingle's shocked at the state of Ashley Thomas as Laurel Thomas explains the damage from the TIA might be permanent. Marlon comforts Laurel but confused Ashley sees and angrily accuses them of having an affair in Emmerdale.

A confused Ashley yells at Laurel and accuses her of having an affair with Marlon... (Image credit: Andrew Boyce)

A confused Ashley yells at Laurel and accuses her of having an affair with Marlon...

At the hospital, Marlon Dingle's shocked at the state of Ashley Thomas as Laurel Thomas explains the damage from the TIA might be permanent. Marlon comforts Laurel but confused Ashley sees and angrily accuses them of having an affair in Emmerdale.

Earlier on when Laurel is at the end of her tether, her friend Marlon is on hand to support her. (Image credit: Andrew Boyce)

Earlier on when Laurel is at the end of her tether, her friend Marlon is on hand to support her.

At the hospital, Marlon Dingle's shocked at the state of Ashley Thomas as Laurel Thomas explains the damage from the TIA might be permanent. Marlon comforts Laurel but confused Ashley sees and angrily accuses them of having an affair in Emmerdale.

Earlier on when Laurel is at the end of her tether, her friend Marlon is on hand to support her. (Image credit: Andrew Boyce)

Earlier on when Laurel is at the end of her tether, her friend Marlon is on hand to support her.

At the hospital, Marlon Dingle's shocked at the state of Ashley Thomas as Laurel Thomas explains the damage from the TIA might be permanent. Marlon comforts Laurel but confused Ashley sees and angrily accuses them of having an affair in Emmerdale.

Marlon's shocked by Ashley's rapid deterioration and reaches out to try and comfort Laurel. (Image credit: Andrew Boyce)

Marlon's shocked by Ashley's rapid deterioration and reaches out to try and comfort Laurel.

At the hospital, Marlon Dingle's shocked at the state of Ashley Thomas as Laurel Thomas explains the damage from the TIA might be permanent. Marlon comforts Laurel but confused Ashley sees and angrily accuses them of having an affair in Emmerdale.

But when Ashley seems the pair together he's convinced there's something going on and yells at his wife that she's a cheat. (Image credit: Andrew Boyce)

But when Ashley seems the pair together he's convinced there's something going on and yells at his wife that she's a cheat.

A confused Ashley Thomas leaves the hospital and makes his way out onto the streets alone in Emmerdale.

It's the final straw for an exhausted and broken Laurel. Diane steps in saying she'll keep an eye on Ashley but while her back is turned, Ashley wanders off and makes his way out of the hospital!

It's the final straw for an exhausted and broken Laurel. Diane steps in saying she'll keep an eye on Ashley but while her back is turned, Ashley wanders off and makes his way out of the hospital!

A confused Ashley Thomas leaves the hospital and makes his way out onto the streets alone in Emmerdale, dementia

As he gets out onto the busy streets he's confused as to what he's doing and where he is.

As he gets out onto the busy streets he's confused as to what he's doing and where he is.

A confused Ashley Thomas leaves the hospital and makes his way out onto the streets alone in Emmerdale.

In a special episode viewers will see everything from Ashley's perspective, giving an insight into how life can be for someone with advanced dementia.

In a special episode viewers will see everything from Ashley's perspective, giving an insight into how life can be for someone with advanced dementia.

A confused Ashley Thomas leaves the hospital and makes his way out onto the streets alone in Emmerdale.

Will anyone from the public notice that Ashley seems lost and confused?

Will anyone from the public notice that Ashley seems lost and confused?

Laurel Thomas is frustrated when Gabby Thomas thinks she's giving up on Ashley Thomas and Sandy's upset at seeing Ashley in a state – can Laurel get the family on side in Emmerdale.

Thankfully Ashley is found safe and sound but his disappearance was a wake-up call for Laurel. She now knows there's no way she can go on caring for her husband at home.

Thankfully Ashley is found safe and sound but his disappearance was a wake-up call for Laurel. She now knows there's no way she can go on caring for her husband at home.

Laurel Thomas is frustrated when Gabby Thomas thinks she's giving up on Ashley Thomas and Sandy's upset at seeing Ashley in a state – can Laurel get the family on side in Emmerdale.

He needs special care 24 hours a day. Gabby's not pleased when Laurel breaks the news and accuses her of giving up on Ashley. What is Laurel going to do next? Is the heartbroken wife and mum ready to let someone else care for her beloved husband? Watch Emmerdale on ITV from Monday 19 December.

He needs special care 24 hours a day. Gabby's not pleased when Laurel breaks the news and accuses her of giving up on Ashley. What is Laurel going to do next? Is the heartbroken wife and mum ready to let someone else care for her beloved husband? Watch Emmerdale on ITV from Monday 19 December.