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Emmerdale fans HEARTBROKEN after this couple suddenly split tonight

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Things aren't looking good for Emmerdale's Dawn...

Emmerdale fans were left upset tonight after watching a struggling Dawn Taylor end her relationship with an unsuspecting Billy Fletcher.

Soap fans have seen Dawn struggling to cope with her guilt ever since she pulled the trigger, killing dodgy DI Malone.

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Dawn could barely contain her guilt in tonight's Emmerdale (Picture: ITV)

But despite the fact she killed the copper in self defence, the fact she has murdered someone is leaving her a nervous wreck.

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Will's in trouble 

Tonight's Emmerdale saw Dawn's dad, Will Taylor, taken in for questioning by the police over Malone's disappearance.

But while Harriet (Katherine Dow Blyton) played it cool when Will mentioned Malone's vanishing act, it was all getting too much for Dawn and she could barely hide her guilt.

Will Emmerdale

Will was being quizzed about Malone's disappearance (Picture: ITV)

However, it was when boyfriend Billy arrived to talk about moving in together that Dawn was really pushed to the brink.

The chat about renting a home together and being a proper family was all too much for Dawn, and she told Billy that she couldn't focus on talking about houses when her dad was being questioned by the police.

Dawn on the edge 

But while Billy assumed that she was on edge because she is the one who reported Malone to the police for being bent, little did he know that was the least of his girlfriend's dramas.

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Dawn broke Billy's heart by dumping him tonight (Picture: ITV)

There was a brief moment when it looked like Dawn was going to tell Billy everything, but instead of coming clean about killing Malone and burying the body, she broke Billy's heart by ending their relationship.

But it wasn't just Billy who was upset by her sudden decision to end things, fans were also sad to see the happy couple suddenly over...

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Before Dawn had a chance to think too much about her doomed love life, Harriet called an old police friend to find out what was taking Will so long at the station.

The pair were stunned to hear the police were keeping Will in for questioning over Malone's disappearance - meaning he was clearly in more trouble than either of them realised.

Harriet Emmerdale

Harriet and Dawn were stunned to hear Will was being held at the police station (Picture: ITV)

Can Harriet and Dawn let Will go to jail for a crime they committed?

Or will Dawn come clean before it gets that far?

Emmerdale will temporarily air a reduced schedule of three episodes a week.

Watch on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7pm on ITV - see our TV Guide for full listings.

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 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.