SHOCK in Emmerdale as Mandy Dingle drops huge baby bombshell

Liv tries to explain things to Mandy in Emmerdale

How will Paul react when Mandy makes a huge baby confession?

Emmerdale favourite Mandy Dingle has got huge baby news for Paul Ashdale next week, but where will the bombshell leave their relationship?

Mandy spends next week trying to matchmake Vinny and Liv, determined to see the pair hit it off.

Mandy is eager to matchmake Vinny and Liv in Emmerdale

Mandy starts her week by trying to matchmake Vinny and Liv (Picture: ITV)

Despite the fact Liv has told Mandy that she is asexual, Mandy will get her wires crossed about what that actually means.

Mandy is left red-faced when Vinny is forced to tell her what asexual actually means, leaving Vinny to apologise to Liv.

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However, soon Vinny's love life is the least of Mandy's worries when she overhears mum-to-be Tracy Metcalfe talking about her pregnancy.

Mandy's haunted by her heartbreaking past 

The baby talk is close to home for Mandy and she is reminded of the baby that she lost years ago after falling pregnant with Paul's child.

Tracy talk about her pregnancy stirs up uncomfortable memories for Mandy in Emmerdale

Tracy's pregnancy talk leaves Mandy upset (Picture: ITV)

The reminder sends Mandy into a spin, and later Vinny finds her crying.

Poor Mandy confesses what is wrong to Vinny, and the pair have a conversation about the terrible miscarriage that Mandy suffered.

Mandy asks Vinny not to tell Paul about the baby she lost in Emmerdale

Vinny and Mandy chat about her miscarriage ordeal (Picture: ITV)

Emmerdale fans will remember that the news Mandy had fallen pregnant with Paul's baby when they were an item years ago was revealed during Mandy and Vinny's special lockdown double hander.

However, as the pair talk about the lost baby next week, little do they know Paul is upstairs and has heard everything.

Paul discovers the truth 

Mandy has always kept her ex in the dark about the baby she lost, having never had the change to tell him about the pregnancy after he left her and Vinny years ago.

Mandy asks Vinny not to tell Paul about the baby she lost

Paul hears Mandy talking about the baby she lost years before (Picture: ITV)

Paul is shocked by the baby bombshell and begs Mandy to forgive him for leaving her when she needed him the most.

To his relief Mandy agrees to forgive him, and Vinny later is pleased when he gets home to find Mandy and Paul have disappeared upstairs to make amends.

However, there is another twist heading for the family when Vinny goes through his dad's pocket to borrow some money, only to come across a betting slip.

Vinny confronts his dad

Vinny confronts Paul about his betting (Picture: ITV)

Paul recently promised that his gambling days were over, but does this shock discovery prove otherwise?

And how will Paul react when Vinny confronts him with the evidence?

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.