'Emmerdale' fans predict GRIM DEATH end for Ellis after he vanishes into thin air

Emmerdale Ellis and Belle
'Emmerdale' fans are convinced something sinister has happened to Ellis. (Image credit: ITV)

Emmerdale fans are worried about Ellis Chapman after he appeared to go missing from the village in last night's episode, convinced that serial killer Meena is back and has kidnapped him. 

Ellis's vanishing act came just 24 hours before he is about to leave Emmerdale for a new life in Australia, working at his friend's new business. Belle wasn't happy when the news was dropped on her earlier this week, while Al and Billy are both sad to see Ellis leaving the village.

Emmerdale Al and Billy looking upset

Al was worried when he couldn't get hold of Ellis.  (Image credit: ITV)

However, before Ellis can get his suncream packed, fans are worried that Meena might have returned and kidnapped the personal trainer, making him her next victim after no one seemed to be able to get hold of Ellis ahead of his departure.

Emmerdale Belle looking upset

Belle got a text from Ellis, but was it really from him?  (Image credit: ITV)

Last night's episode (Tuesday, Feb. 8) saw some strange goings-on happening in the village as bride-to-be Dawn Taylor claimed that she felt like someone has been watching her.

Things were also going wrong for Dawn at work, with her missing a meeting and forgetting important patient information, which isn't usually like her. 

We know from spoilers that Meena is due back in the village in time for Dawn and Billy's Valentine's Day wedding, but is she plotting to take Ellis's life before she gets her revenge on the happy couple?

With Ellis and Billy being so close, losing his brother would certainly mean Meena would be hitting her ex where it hurts. Fans have taken to social media to share their chilling new theory...

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As Al tried to call his son, there was no answer, however, Belle did get a text from Ellis saying that he was leaving for Australia earlier than he thought. But Meena has form in using people's phones to message their loved ones, having done the same while she was holding Vinny captive. 

Could Meena be holding Ellis hostage somewhere, planning to make him one of her victims to hurt Billy? Or will Ellis get his happy ever after in sunny Australia? 

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.