Eagle-eyed 'Emmerdale' fans spot BAFFLING side effect in David's gunshot recovery

David Metcalfe Emmerdale
Emmerdale fans are confused by David Metcalfe's recovery from a gunshot wound. (Image credit: ITV)

Emmerdale fans have all noticed that David Metcalfe isn't recovering from his gunshot wound quite like he should be... and it isn't just because his killer girlfriend, Meena Jutla, is swapping his mendication

Viewers will know that David was shot recently after being held hostage at HOP by Wendy Posner's crazed ex, Russ. 

And, while you might think it is lucky that his girlfriend is a nurse, with the qualifications to get him fighting fit again, that girlfriend just happens to be killer Meena, who has already bumped off her best friend and village teen, Leanna. 

David Metcalfe looking poorly in Emmerdale

David has been looking very peaky since his shooting ordeal, but fans are confused by his croaky voice.  (Image credit: ITV)

Despite framing herself as the perfect girlfriend and even taking time off work to nurse David back to health, fans know that Meena is trying to control the shop owner's every move. 

She is even going as far as swapping his strong painkillers for a lower dosage in a bid to keep him dependant on her.

David Metcalfe looking poorly in Emmerdale

Meena has been making sure David's recovery is as slow as possible.  (Image credit: ITV)

However, it isn't just Meena's meddling that has got fans concerned. They are also worried about the fact David seems to have developed a croaky voice ever since he was shot.

While there is no doubt that David is in a lot of pain thanks to Meena swapping his pills, fans have pointed out that being shot in the stomach shouldn't give you a sore throat.

Fans took to social media to share their thoughts...

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Last night's Emmerdale saw David heading to town with Meena. Dressed up to the nines as he collected the bravery award that Meena had nominated him for. 

But with things still frosty between David and Victoria after he caught her snooping in his bedroom, he totally blanked her when he got out of the car after arriving home. 

But this Friday's episode will see David finally coming to his senses and telling Victoria that he loves her... only for Meena to overhear everything. 

Super soap week on Emmerdale next week will see some village favorites heading to Home Farm land to do a test run for Priya and Ellis's survival challenge, and spoilers have revealed that Meena is planning to use the event to get her revenge on love rival Victoria

But when someone sees Meena drowning Victoria in the rapids, she then realises she needs to silence them too if she wants to keep her deadly secret safe. But who saw her mid-kill? 

Emmerdale airs weeknights at 7pm on ITV, with an extra episode at 8pm on Thursdays - see our TV Guide for full listings. You can also catch up on ITV Hub now. 

Claire Crick
Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch

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.