Emmerdale fans convinced Mack and Aaron are having a secret affair after spotting hidden clue

Mack and Aaron are in shock in Emmerdale

Emmerdale fans are predicting a new romance on the cards...

Emmerdale fans are convinced they have uncovered a secret romance between Aaron Dingle and Mack Boyd.

Last night's episode saw the pair share yet another flirty exchange as Mack visited Aaron in hospital.

The chemistry between the pair have left fans sure this means the two them are more than just friends.

Emmerdale Mackenzie and Aaron at the hospital

Fans are convinced there is a secret romance going on between mack and Aaron after this scene last night (Picture: ITV)

Aaron (Danny Miller) is in hospital after being attacked by Pollard as he tried to return Brenda's brooch.

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Aaron's gran, Faith, has been bearing the brunt of Brenda's accusations, and is the prime suspect for stealing the jewellery.

However, viewers know that the real culprit for the crime is none other than village wrong'un Mackenzie.

Emmerdale Mackenzie looking suspicious

Mackenzie begs Aaron to keep his name out of the brooch drama... but is there more to their connection than just friendship? (Picture: ITV)

Desperate to get his gran off the hook, Aaron stole the brooch back and returned it to Pollard's in secret, only to be rewarded by getting hit in the back by a cricket bat.

Romance on the cards? 

However, fans are convinced that there is something going on between Aaron and Mack after their scene together at the hospital last night.

Mack was asking Aaron to keep his name out of the brooch saga, telling him, "I thought you and I had something special.

Pollard is stunned when the police arrive in Emmerdale

By the end of Tuesday's episode Pollard found himself being arrested by the police (Picture: ITV)

"I mean it, I thought our friendship meant something to you.

"You get me, Aaron. I know you do.

"You don't think I'd do the same for you? Keep my name out of this and whatever you want - I'll do it."

This exchange left fans convinced there's chemistry between the pair...

With Aaron cooking up lies about why he was in Pollard's house to cover for Mack, poor Eric soon found himself on the wrong side of the law as he was arrested for assault.

Will Aaron really let Eric go down for hitting him with the cricket bat?

Or will he finally come clean and drop Mack in it?

Emmerdale airs weeknights at 7pm on ITV, with an extra episode at 8pm on Thursdays - see our TV Guide for full listings.

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.