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Sickening twist to leave THIS Emmerdale favourite TRAPPED

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Jamie Tate's world has been turned upside down...

Next week's Emmerdale sees Jamie Tate struggling as estranged wife Andrea uses Moira Dingle's hit and run to her own advantage.

The trouble started when Jamie raced off in his car, having discovered where Andrea had gone into hiding.

Moira hit and run Jamie Emmerdale

Jamie hit Moira when he was racing to find Andrea last week (Picture: ITV)

Emmerdale fans watched in horror as he sped down country roads, only to hit Moira who was walking home after her work van broke down.

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Until now Andrea is the only person who knows about Jamie's accident and has tried to convince him that he probably hit an animal instead of a person.

However, next week sees Lydia Dingle arrive at work and reveal Moira is fighting for her life having been hit by a car.

Cain keeps vigil at Moira's bedside in Emmerdale

Moira is still in a bad way next week (Picture: ITV)

Jamie's sickened he's responsible and Andrea begs him to act normally and pretend nothing has happened.

But the guilt is too much for Kim Tate's son and he heads to the hospital to see Moira for himself.

Jamie struggles with the guilt

At the hospital Belle is surprised to see Jamie and senses something is wrong.

But before Jamie can confess what happened, Matty arrives and tells Belle that the police are still looking for witnesses.

When Belle later sees Jamie and Andrea together, she's stunned to see the former couple together, confused about what this means for her romance with the vet.

Andrea taunts Belle in Emmerdale

Belle is baffled when Jamie and Andrea appear to be putting on a united front (Picture: ITV)

But Jamie is trapped, unable to tell Belle the truth because it would mean revealing his secret about Moira.

Putting on a united front 

Trouble continues when Andrea convinces Jamie that the should put on a united front and head to the cafe.

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When they arrive Belle is stunned to see the pair together and races out, only for Jamie to follow her.

Despite Andrea's warning Jamie races after Belle and tries to explain, but of course it is impossible when he can't tell her the truth.

Jamie feels trapped in Emmerdale

Andrea blackmails Jamie into staying with her (Picture: ITV)

Later Jamie feels even more cornered when Andrea tries to organise a date night for them both.

It's too much for Jamie and he admits he doesn't love her anymore - he loves Belle.

Andrea's blackmail

But Jamie's confession doesn't go down well, and Andrea delivers a sickening ultimatum...

Either they make a go of their marriage and she will give him an alibi for the night of the hit and run, or if he leaves her then she will go straight to the police.

Jamie is devastated that Andrea holds all the cards... what will he do?

Emmerdale will temporarily air a reduced schedule of three episodes a week.

Watch on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7pm on ITV.

Claire Crick
Claire Crick

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 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.