'Emmerdale' fans in hysterics after Vanessa does a hilarious Rhona impression

Emmerdale Vanessa on the phone.
Vanessa had 'Emmerdale' fans in stitches last night. (Image credit: ITV)

Emmerdale fans can't get enough of last night's episode after Vanessa Woodfield (Michelle Hardwick) was seen doing a surprisingly brilliant impression of her best friend, Rhona Goskirk (Zoe Henry). 

The unexpected comedy moment came during a new storyline for Rhona as she tries to track down Pierce's son after he made a deathbed request that she helps him. 

Last night's episode (Wednesday, Feb. 2) saw Rhona surprised when Ryan managed to track down Marcus's number quickly, admitting that she thought it was going to take a bit longer, giving her time to get her head around whether or not she should be helping her evil ex. 

However, before she knew it, Ryan had the number and she had called Marcus, leaving a voicemail telling him that she was trying to get in touch with him on behalf of Pierce. 


Vanessa has been impersonating her best friend, Rhona.  (Image credit: ITV)

However, when she told her best friend Vanessa what she had done, Vanessa was horrified at the thought of Pierce calling the shots after all the vile things he had subjected them to in the past.

So when Rhona's phone pinged with a voicemail when she wasn't looking, Vanessa seized the opportunity to listen to the message from Marcus and quickly delete it. However, before she did, Vanessa called Marcus back, and left another voicemail, this time pretending to be Rhona and claiming that she had called him in error.

But it wasn't the fact that Vanessa had intervened in her friend's business that got fans talking, it was her brilliant impersonation of Rhona that left everyone in stitches. You can watch it here... 

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Fans couldn't get enough of the comedy moment and took to social media to share their happiness with fellow Emmerdale viewers... 

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So far, Rhona is oblivious to the fact Vanessa has been meddling in her drama with Pierce, but how will she react when she realises what her friend has done? 


Rhona is shocked to come face to face with Marcus tonight. (Image credit: ITV)

Tonight's double installment of the soap will see Rhona shocked when Marcus shows up in the village, leading Vanessa to once again impersonate her friend as she tries to cover her lies. 

But as Vanessa tries to bluff her way out of trouble and get rid of Marcus, Rhona is stunned to come face to face with the son of the man who made her life a living nightmare. How will she react? 

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.