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Emmerdale panic for Harriet as Malone's body is DUG UP this Christmas?

Harriet's distracted by a woman in Emmerdale

Is Harriet and Dawn's dark secret about to be exposed?

Emmerdale spoilers have hinted that Malone's body could be dug up just in time for Christmas, leaving Harriet in a blind panic.

Fans of Emmerdale will know that Harriet (Katherine Dow Blyton) and Dawn buried the body of corrupt policeman, Malone, after Dawn shot him dead in self defence earlier this year.

Harriet is distracted by a woman in Emmerdale

Harriet panics when she sees a woman ay the grave where Malone's body is hidden (Picture: ITV)

The pair covered their tracks by putting Malone in a grave at the church with another dead body, thinking it would be well hidden for years to come.

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Sickening twist heading for Harriet  

However, Harriet is set to get the fright of her life when she sees a mysterious woman laying flowers at the grave where Malone is hidden.

The Bishop visitis Harriet in Emmerdale

Harriet ties to think of a way to stop the exhumation being done (Picture: ITV)

The pressure of keeping Malone's death a secret is getting too much for Harriet, and later that day she heads to the church to bare her soul through prayer.

But as she is confessing her dark deeds, she is interrupted by Jean, the woman who was at Malone's graveside earlier that day.

The Bishop visits Harriet in Emmerdale

Harriet tries to hide her panic as the bishop comes to talk about the body being dug up (Picture: ITV)

Harriet regains her composure quickly enough to offer her sympathy when Jean reveals she is the daughter of the man buried with Malone in the grave.

But Harriet's compassion soon vanishes when Jean reveals she is planning to exhume her father's body.

Panic for Harriet 

Sickened at the thought of Malone's hiding place being discovered, Harriet realises she is going to have to act fast if she wants to stop the exhumation.

Shock for Harriet in Emmerdale

When the bishop has gone, Harriet breaks down (Picture: ITV)

However, when the bishop arrives to talk her through the details of the procedure, it sees time is running out for Harriet.

Panicking that Malone's body is about to bed dug up, Harriet turns to Will for help.

Will panics in Emmerdale

Harriet turns to Will for help, but will he come up with a plan? (Picture: ITV)

He is also terrified that Dawn will end up in jail if the truth comes out and agrees to help.

They need a plan... but how are they going to move a dead body without anyone seeing for the second time?

With Christmas creeping closer, could the discovery of Malone's body be the focus of Emmerdale's festive episodes?

Emmerdale airs weeknights at 7pm on ITV, with an extra episode at 8pm on Thursdays - see our TV Guide for full listings.

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.