Sickening twist for Mandy and Vinny in Emmerdale as they find themselves torn apart

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Is Vinny about to make the toughest decision of his life?

Emmerdale favourites Mandy and Vinny Dingle have been thick as thieves since they arrived back in the village.

But things are looking rocky now that Paul Ashdale is back in their lives.

Viewers have watched Paul trying to worm his way back into Vinny and Mandy's affections for months.

Mandy is still hell bent on showing Vinny that Paul cannot be trusted in Emmerdale

Paul has been causing trouble between Mandy and Vinny since he arrived back in the village (Picture: ITV)

And while Vinny seems to be enjoying getting to know his dad, Mandy (Lisa Riley) isn't quite so happy to see her ex back on the scene.

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But Paul is determined to win Mandy back, and he has been trying his best to soften her up and kickstart their relationship again.

Mandy points the finger 

However, next week's Emmerdale (see our TV Guide for full listings) sees Mandy accusing Paul of stealing charity money, which doesn't go down well with Vinny.

Mandy is still hell bent on showing Vinny that Paul cannot be trusted in Emmerdale

Paul is shocked when Mandy accuses him of stealing charity money next week (Picture: ITV)

The trouble starts when Mandy sees Paul eyeing up the charity money that David Metcalfe has raised with his 'find the ball' challenge in the shop.

Later David discovers the money has gone missing, and it doesn't take long for Mandy to point the finger of suspicion at Paul.

Vinny is shocked by Mandy's accusations and Paul is stung, realising just how little she must think of him.

As it turns out, David has only misplaced the money and Mandy is forced to apologise to Paul.

Vinny's cross in Emmerdale

Vinny warns Mandy not to make him choose between her and Paul (Picture: ITV)

Vinny's not happy 

However, Vinny won't let the matter drop and is furious that she could accuse his dad of stealing money from a charity.

Vinny warns Mandy not to make him choose between her and Paul, and Mandy realises she is close to losing the boy she raised as her own son.

Later Paul makes an emotional plea to Vinny not to let Mandy get between them... but while Vinny falls for his waterworks, it seems Paul could be up to no good.

Paul reassures Vinny in Emmerdale

Paul turns on the waterworks with Vinny, but what is he hiding? (Picture: ITV)

As he makes a mysterious phone call, it seems Mandy could be right that a leopard can never change their spots.

What is Paul up to?

Is he really a changed man? Or has Mandy been right about her ex all along?

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

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

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.