Emmerdale lines up sickening twist as Jamie Tate targets pregnant Gabby Thomas

Emmerdale, Jamie Tate

Jamie Tate shows exactly what he is capable of in next week's Emmerdale...

Emmerdale viewers will be left shocked next week when Jamie Tate and Mackenzie Boyd come up with a sickening new plan for pregnant Gabby Thomas.

Fans of the soap will know that Gabby fell pregnant after spending the night with Jamie, a night that he now regrets.

Emmerdale spoilers, Gabby Thomas

Gabby's world was left shaken when she discovered she was pregnant with Jamie's baby (Picture: ITV) (Image credit: ITV)

Gabby was horrified by the news, but has since decided to keep the baby and become the best mum that she can.

However, Gabby was left devastated by Jamie's reaction to the bombshell she is having his baby, and to make matters worse, scheming Kim Tate is now controlling the situation.

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Under Kim's spell 

Next week's Emmerdale will see Gabby fall further under Kim's spell, something that her step-mum Laurel is desperately trying to avoid.

Laurel is dertermined in Emmerdale

Laurel is desperate for Gabby not to be lured in by scheming Kim (Picture: ITV)

With Gabby now living at Home Farm, Jamie is feeling more trapped than ever, and when the mum-to-be promises to cook them dinner that evening, Jamie can't think of anything worse than playing happy families.

However, things are only set to get more complicated for Jamie when Dawn discovers the truth about Gabby's pregnancy.

Dawn confronts Jamie in Emmerdale

Jamie is horrified to discover Gabby is pregnant with Jamie's baby (Picture: ITV)

Dawn is stunned that Gabby is having Jamie's baby and he'd kept the news quiet.

She confronts him about the news and he tries to talk her around.

Jamie tells Dawn that he loves her and wants them to have a future, but Dawn doesn't want to hear it and tells him that they're over.

Plotting against Gabby

Gutted that his love life is in tatters once again, Jamie drowns his sorrows... but soon Mack comes up with a plan that could solve all Jamie's problems.

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Jamie comes up with a plan to sort out his problems, but what does he have up his sleeve? (Picture: ITV) (Image credit: ITV)

But it seems that whatever Mack has got planned is seriously sinister because even Jamie isn't sure if he can go through with it at first.

Of course, it doesn't take long for Jamie to be talked around by Mack and soon his new sickening scheme is under way.

Jamie makes a big show of apologising to Gabby for his behaviour and asks her out for dinner to make amends.

Laurel isn't convinced by Jamie's nice guy act, but smitten Gabby is thrilled and can't wait for their date.

But what exactly is Jamie up to?

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.