'Emmerdale' fans are all laughing about the SAME thing after Victoria's deadly waterfall plunge

David and Victoria caught in the rapids in Emmerdale.
Emmerdale stunt week has left fans on the edges of their seats. (Image credit: ITV)

Emmerdale 'survival week' continued in epic style last night as David and Victoria fought for their lives in terrifying rapids after falling from a broken rope bridge. 

There was huge drama in Emmerdale as viewers watched the aftermath of the rope bridge collapse, which happened in Monday night's episode of the soap

First Manpreet and Charles were seen plunging into the icy water below before David and Victoria quickly followed. 

But while Charles and Manpreet were lucky enough to make it out of the water and onto dry land in almost one piece, the same can't be said for David and Victoria, who struggled to keep their heads above water. 

David and Victoria in rapids at Emmerdale survival week

David tried to keep Victoria safe, but the water was too powerful.  (Image credit: ITV)

At one point it seemed that David might have been able to rescue Victoria when he caught up with her and they both tried to cling onto a rock. 

However, the current was too strong and soon Victoria was torn from David's grip and was washed away towards the top of a huge waterfall.

David and Victoria in rapids at Emmerdale survival week

Victoria lost her grip on David and got pulled to the top of the waterfall. (Image credit: ITV)

David could only watch on helplessly as Victoria cried for help before plunging down the terrifying cliff face... and it remains to be seen in tonight's episode whether she will make it out of the ordeal alive.

David and Victoria in rapids at Emmerdale survival week

Fans have joked this waterfall should be renamed 'Victoria Falls'.  (Image credit: ITV)

However, despite the high drama, fans were distracted by the same joke on social media, laughing over the fact the waterfall should be renamed 'Victoria Falls' after the famous waterfalls located between Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Fans took to Twitter to share the joke...

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Tonight Emmerdale viewers will find out what happens to Victoria, but there are more twists in store when Meena is seen by someone holding Victoria's lifeless body under the water. 

But who has seen Meena at her very worst? With the mystery person now at the top of Meena's kill list, will they escape her before it's too late?

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.