'Emmerdale' fans predict shock split for Liam and Leyla after latest sickening twist

Emmerdale Liam and Leyla Cavanagh
Emmerdale fans have predicted a shock split on the cards for Liam and Leyla. (Image credit: ITV)

Emmerdale fans have become convinced newlyweds Liam and Leyla are going to split up after tonight's episode of the soap delivered a bombshell ending. 

Grieving Liam is understandably still trying to work out what happened to his daughter, Leanna, who fans know was brutally killed by village villain Meena Jutla

However, the police have deemed Leanna's death a tragic accident, and Liam is struggling to get his head around the fact his daughter is gone and there is no one to blame. 

Leanna Cunningham killed in Emmerdale

Meena killed Leanna last week.  (Image credit: ITV)

Despite the fact there must be DNA evidence pointing to killer Meena that the police have missed, Meena is swanning around the village playing the concerned neighbour to Liam, all while harbouring her killer secret.

But while viewers know exactly who is to blame, other Emmerdale residents are already blaming themselves. 

Liv is upset because she is the one who gave Leanna the prosecco she had been drinking right before her death, while Jacob is heartbroken over the fact he ended his relationship with Leanna just hours before she died.

Emmerdale Liam breaks down at the place where Leanna died.

The grief is too much for Liam and he trashed the memorial Leanna's friends had made. (Image credit: ITV)

With Liam in the dark grip of grief, he isn't thinking straight and is looking for someone to blame. 

But instead of realising his daughter's killer is living just across the road, tonight's Emmerdale saw him verbally lash out at his new wife Leyla and blame her for Leanna's death.

Emmerdale Liam breaks down at the place where Leanna died.

Grieving Liam has blamed Leyla for Leanna's death.  (Image credit: ITV)

Liam is convinced that the new shoes that Leyla gave Leanna for her birthday caused her to fall over the bridge, and tonight's episode saw him blame her for the teenager's death and ordering her to leave the house and stay with David.

Fans have predicted this is the beginning of the end for the couple who only got married recently...

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This week will see Liam continuing to push those closest to him away, and he eventually flees the village to get some space from his memories of Leanna. But his vanishing act leaves Leyla panicking and worried for his safety. 

Next week's Emmerdale sees Meena playing the hero once again after she tracks down Liam and offers him some advice... including helping his grieving process by throwing out all of Leanna's belongings. 

As Meena continues to torment the people whose lives she has ripped apart, how long will she manage to keep her vile secret safe? 

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.