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Death shock in Emmerdale as bones of a BABY are unearthed at the school

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There's horror heading for Emmerdale next week as the police make a grim discovery...

Next week sees Emmerdale residents left reeling after the remains of a baby are found... but which villager knows more about the grim discovery than they're letting on?

Every soap fan knows that Emmerdale's far from the sleepy country village that it looks like, but next week's grim discovery will shock even the most loyal of viewers.

The drama starts when a troubled Jessie Dingle is forced to give the troubling news that some human bones have been found at the school where she is head teacher.

Jessie Dingle makes a shocking discover in Emmerdale

Jessie is the one to break the news about the grim discovery (Picture: ITV)

She makes the shocking revelation in the Woolpack, leaving everyone reeling at the news. But that's just the start of the drama.

The following day Jessie is given the unenviable task of preparing for a police press conference to break the news to the local community, but as she gets ready to face the cameras, the police make a breakthrough back at the station.

The police work out who the baby's mother is, and it's someone very familiar (Picture: ITV)

The police work out who the baby's mother is, and it's someone very familiar (Picture: ITV)

DI Bradwall reveals they have worked out that the baby was likely to have been left by its mother years ago, and they have narrowed the parent down to a sixteen-year-old Jenny Finn.

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But everyone in Emmerdale is in for a shock when the police reveal a photograph of the likely candidate and the teenager in the picture bears a striking resemblance to someone who lives in the village.

Doug, Laurel and Jai in Emmerdale

The villagers are left shocked by the news someone they know has been hiding a dark secret (Picture: ITV)

Everyone is left reeling that someone they thought they knew has been hiding a dark secret like this for so long, but who is it?

As the police continue their investigations, it seems like the police won't need that press conference to gain information after all...

Emmerdale airs weeknights at 7pm on ITV, with an extra episode at 8pm on Thursdays.

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.