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Emmerdale fans reckon that David Metcalfe is trying to break a soap record

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Down on one knee... again! (Image credit: ITV)

Emmerdale fans were cringing last night when Victoria turned down David’s surprise marriage proposal.

Vic shattered David’s romantic dreams when she rejected him straight off, asking “Have you gone completely mad?” and branding his proposal “barmy”.

Poor David was left hurt and heartbroken by Vic's words.

However, viewers weren’t too surprised that Vic said ‘no’.

In fact, they were beginning to worry about David’s habit of serial proposing in Emmerdale.

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Eric tired to warn his son, but David wasn't listening (Image credit: ITV)

David first revealed his proposal plan to dad, Eric.

Realising his son was moving far too quickly, Eric tried to get David to think things through.

However, as history has proved, nothing stops David once he has a ring in his hand and a potential wife in his sights.

He’s been wed to Alicia Gallagher and Tracy Shankley – he actually vowed to propose to Tracy every day until she agreed to marry him.

Add this to his proposal plans for Priya, Leyla and Maya over the years, and we’re surprised he hasn't got an RSI from getting down on one knee!

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David put the effort in, but not the brains. (Image credit: ITV)

And viewers agreed. In fact, one wondered if he was trying to break some sort of soap record – likening his addiction to proposals to Corrie’s Steve, who is now on his fifth wife.

“His David trying to break the Steve McDonald record for number of marriages before he’s 50?” joked one. While another added, “Is there a woman left in the village that David hasn’t proposed to?”

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Are Vic and David on the rocks? (Image credit: ITV)

The episode ended with a hurt David giving Victoria an ultimatum.

"I want you to have a long, hard think about what you actually do want,” he told her. “And when you’ve decided you just let me know.”

Has David’s proposal to be together forever actually marked the end of the road for the couple?

Emmerdale normally screens Monday to Friday at 7.30pm on ITV, with an hour-long episode on Thursdays.

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.