Emmerdale set to air SHOCK attack and gun showdown next week

A terrified Kim fires her gun in Emmerdale

Emmerdale is action-packed next week...

There is plenty of drama heading to Emmerdale next week when Lydia Dingle finds herself caught up in a shock attack, while Kim Tate shoots an intruder at Home Farm!

Lydia's shocking attack comes after vile things are posted online about her following the pension scam she's been framed for.

Lydia is mugged in Emmerdale

This are about to go from bad to worse for Lydia (Picture: ITV)

Despite Sam and Samson's best efforts, Lydia reads what online trolls have been writing about her and she's heartbroken.

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However, things only get worse for the family when a brick is launched through their window.

While Samson wants to go to the police and report the harassment, Sam tells him they will settle this the Dingle way... however Lydia refuses to let them turn to violence.

But when Lydia leaves the house to go to the police station, she is viciously attacked by a gang of lads, and Samson sees the whole thing unfold.

Lydia is mugged in Emmerdale

Poor Lydia gets mugged next week (Picture: ITV)

He is stunned to realise that he recognises the boys and puts a crowbar in his schoolbag - clearly out for revenge.

Is Samson about to make things a million times worse for Lydia?

Kim Tate is on the edge 

Lydia's ordeal isn't the only drama in the village next week - Kim Tate is also dealing with some huge drama, too.

With her drinks still secretly being spiked with diazepam, Kim's paranoia is at an all-time high.

A shadowy figure wearing gloves spikes Kim's brandy decanter in Emmerdale

Someone has been spiking Kim's drinks, leading to her believe she has dementia (Picture: ITV)

But after making so many enemies over the years, there is no shortage of people who might want Kim to suffer.

Kim has already worked out that Gabby has been taking advantage of her confused state, but she has no idea that there is more foul play at work under her own roof.

After run ins with Dawn, Jamie, Will, Al and Jai next week, Kim heads home and battens down the hatches at Home Farm.

Kim is suspicious of Will in Emmerdale

Kim hears intruders in her house next week (Picture: ITV)

However, when she drinks more spiked brandy, she starts hearing 'intruders' and grabs her shotgun.

Kim's blood runs cold when she sees a real intruder on her CCTV and gets ready to shoot... but who will the mysterious figure be?

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.