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Emmerdale killer Dawn makes CRUEL move after Billy unearths her dark secret

Dawn is panicked and makes a cruel move in Emmerdale

The truth is catching up with Dawn Taylor...

Emmerdale killer Dawn Taylor will find her secret about Malone under threat next week when her ex, Billy Fletcher, gets closer to the truth.

Fans of Emmerdale watched in horror as Dawn shot corrupt Malone in self defence back in August, and she has been living with the guilty secret ever since.

Dawn Taylor and Billy Fletcher in Emmerdale

Dawn ended things with Billy to protect him from her killer secret (Picture: ITV) (Image credit: ITV)

The only people who know what really happened to Malone are Harriet Finch (Katherine Dow Blyton) and Dawn's dad, Will Taylor.

Dawn's killer secret 

Harriet was there when Dawn shot Malone, walking into the drama just as Malone was forcing former addict Dawn to overdose on drugs.

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Harriet then took control and helped Dawn cover her crime by burying Malone's body in a grave at the village church where she is a vicar.

The pair later were forced to tell Will the truth, and he also discovered that Harriet was also having an affair with the dodgy DI at the same time.

Dawn Taylor in Emmerdale

Dawn confessed the devastating truth about Malone to dad Will last month (Picture: ITV) (Image credit: ITV)

But Dawn's ex Billy is still in the dark about what happened that fateful day and about the real reason that Dawn called time on their relationship.

Billy has tried desperately to get Dawn to change her mind about ending things between them, still confused about why they really broke up.

The personal trainer is oblivious to the fact Dawn is trying to protect him from her secret, and he's still head over heels in love with her.

Billy gets closer to the truth 

Next week's Emmerdale will see Ellis Chapman trying to convince Dawn to get back together with Billy, but once again she refuses.

However, as Dawn stands her ground once again, is suddenly occurs to Billy that there must be more to her ending their romance so suddenly than she is letting on.

Billy is aware there's a secret reason why him and Dawn can't be together in Emmerdale

Billy works out there must be a big secret that Dawn's hiding which means they can't be together (Picture: ITV)

Realising that she must be hiding a huge secret, Billy makes it his mission to work out what she is covering up.

But Dawn is desperate to keep what happened to Malone a secret and makes a cruel move to try and prove to Billy that she is moving on.

How will he react? And how will he feel if he works out why Dawn really ended things with him?

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 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.