Emmerdale fans predict a baby shock for Charity – but not the one we were expecting!
Viewers reckon it's not Mack and Chloe's news that's left Emmerdale's Charity reeling
Emmerdale fans were intrigued to see Charity Dingle receive a phone call at the end of Wednesday's episode which left her stunned.
As the credits rolled, viewers were desperate to know who had called Charity – and what they had told her.
The shock cliffhanger brought Charity's world crashing down.
Of course, with a huge juicy secret currently hanging in the air – the fact that Charity's fiancé Mack is the father of Chloe's unborn baby – many viewers reckoned that Charity had finally discovered the truth.
However, others thought that the call was about something else altogether – but they still reckoned that Charity had received the mother of all shocks!
With Charity having been helping out pregnant Chloe, as the episode got underway, it seemed the scene was being set for the baby secret to finally be revealed.
We saw Charity offer Chloe work looking after the pub's social media, then help Chloe construct a mobile for her unborn baby's cot. In fact, the two women had never been getting on better.
So, when the phone call – which shocked Charity so much that she dropped the phone – arrived, it seemed the time could be ripe for Chloe and Mack's betrayal to be revealed.
However, viewers reckoned the show wasn't about to do the obvious thing.
They still thought a baby shock was on the cards, but the twist would be that Charity had just received a call telling her that she too was pregnant.
#Emmerdale I think Charity's call is telling her that she is pregnant againFebruary 1, 2023
I think charity has just got the call to say she might be pregnant! #EmmerdaleFebruary 1, 2023
Not a bad ep of @emmerdale didn’t see that coming, that councillor being Marshall’s Dad! 😮 could Charity be preggers? 🤔, hopefully Bob & Bernice get the grange 🙏🏻nice to hear Viv mentioned, wonder what she would say about Bob running the B&B after what happened yrs with it.February 1, 2023
Of course, a pregnancy for Charity would bring big drama.
It was after an argument between Charity and Mack over having a child of their own that a disgruntled Mack slept with Chloe.
Back then, Charity didn't want another baby. So how will she feel now about the prospect?
But that wasn't the only theory viewers had.
While some were still sure that the call was about Mack's secret, others had more outlandish ideas – many thinking the call was about Zoe's one-time sister-in-law, Zoe, who has recently been mentioned with regard to the trust fund she set up for Charity's son, Noah.
Oh, oh. Has someone grassed Mack to Charity?#EmmerdaleFebruary 1, 2023
Wonder what Charity’s phone call was on #Emmerdale 🤔 maybe her ex Zoe is dead/in trouble, or Bails out of prison? Lots of theories 👀February 1, 2023
Is the passing of Zoe the call Charity got? #emmerdaleFebruary 2, 2023
So, what is the cause of Charity's distress? All will be revealed as this week's episodes continue.
Emmerdale airs weeknights at 7.30 pm on ITV1, with a hour-long episode on Thursdays — see our TV Guide for full listings. You can also catch up on ITVX.
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Steven is a writer, editor, and commentator with a passion for popular TV and soap operas. He spent 20 years as the editor of Inside Soap magazine, documenting every punch-up and pucker-up in the Street, the Square and the village. As a feature writer, he’s covered TV crime dramas, period dramas and even some real-life star dramas. He’s been seen as a talking head on more TV clip shows than he cares to remember, has a life-long passion for TV sci-fi – the older and creakier the better – and is a slight obsessive about any reality show featuring hotels.