'Emmerdale' fans in tears as David makes a SHOCK confession to Victoria

David Metcalfe in Emmerdale
David has left fans heartbroken after last night's episode. (Image credit: ITV)

Emmerdale fans have been left devastated for Victoria Sugden after last night's episode saw David Metcalfe brutally telling her that they would never be anything more than just good friends. 

Viewers watched in horror as David, who is currently in hospital after being shot by Russ in a hostage situation at the HOP last week, lied to Victoria that he doesn't have any romantic feelings towards her. 

The last few weeks have seen David and Victoria grow closer, bonding over their baby sons and the trials and tribulations that come with being a parent. But of course, there is the small matter of David's girlfriend, Meena, also in the equation... who no one knows is actually a cold-blooded killer. 

David Metcalfe in hospital bed in Emmerdale

David confessed to Eric that he is in love with Victoria.  (Image credit: ITV)

When Victoria found herself being held at gunpoint by Russ, it was David who proved to be her knight in shining armour as he threw himself in front of a bullet to protect her. 

It then became clear that there were some serious feelings between David and Victoria, who until now had only shared a few secret kisses. 

Victoria Sugden visits David Metcalfe in hospital in Emmerdale

Victoria was devastated when David told her he wanted to be with Meena and not her.  (Image credit: ITV)

After a chat with Eric, it seemed David had made up his mind that his future was with Victoria, however, that all changed when Leyla came in to see him and made him promise that he would make Jacob his priority from now on. 

Leyla had no idea that David was about to confess his feelings for Victoria, oblivious to the fact she had just thrown a spanner right into the middle of their fledling romance. 

So, as Victoria turned up at David's bedside and confessed her true feelings, he brutally told her that there was nothing but friendship between them, lying that he wanted to be with Meena and not her. 

But fans are heartbroken for Victoria, especially as David kept the real reason they can't be together a secret... 

But will Victoria take the rejection from David at face value, or realise that there is something stopping him from making a go of their romance?

With Meena covering the dark and deadly secret that she has not only killed Liam's daughter Leanna, but also her own best friend, perhaps Victoria is safer getting as far away from David as she can...

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.