'Emmerdale' star hints Liam could MURDER Meena in the ultimate revenge

Emmerdale Liam Cavanagh and Leyla
Grieving dad Liam could be pushed to murder in Emmerdale. (Image credit: ITV)

Emmerdale star Jonny McPherson, who plays grieving dad Liam Cavanagh, has hinted that his character could be pushed to killing Meena Jutla should he ever discover she's the one who killed his daughter, Leanna Cavanagh

Viewers have been left heartbroken over the last few weeks as Liam's grief over losing his teenage daughter, Leanna, threatens to overwhelm him completely. But while Liam is struggling to get his head around the fact he will never see his little girl again, killer Meena is reveling in his anguish

Meena murders Leanna Emmerdale

Meena killed Leanna after she unearthed her killer secrets. (Image credit: ITV)

The vile villager has not only made herself available for grieving Liam to take to when he needs a shoulder to cry on, but Meena is also keeping Leanna's precious ring, which ex-boyfriend Jacob gave her, as a sick keepsake of her crime.

But actor Jonny McPherson has admitted that while Liam might be an upstanding member of society — and the village GP nonetheless — he could be pushed to killing should he ever find out what really happened to his daughter.

Jonny told metro.co.uk: "I suppose it would be interesting if Liam did find out, and what would happen as a consequence.

"I mean, what would you do in that situation? As a parent of a child who had been murdered by someone, as much as you’d like to rationalise it and have some self-restraint – you’d want the path to lead to justice – at the same time, I imagine you’d feel that it is a bit of an eye-for-eye scenario. Somebody who is as reasonable and rational as Liam, competing with an absolute torrent of fury, that would be interesting!"

Emmerdale Liam breaks down at the place where Leanna died.

Liam has been consumed with grief since is beloved daughter died. (Image credit: ITV)

But Jonny has admitted that for the time being, Liam has absolutely no idea that the woman living down the road is his daughter's killer... "It’s difficult because Meena also provides Liam with somebody to talk to," he continues. 

"She ends up positioning herself to allow him to talk to her. He finds a great deal of solace in Meena’s coldness about everything. It’s kind of a tonic after everyone else’s platitudes and apologies."

Jonny also revealed that Meena WILL kill again... but does this mean Liam could be in the firing line should he be the one to unearth Meena's deadly past?

Emmerdale airs weeknights at 7pm on ITV, with an extra episode at 8pm on Thursdays - see our TV Guide for full listings. You can also catch up on ITV Hub now. 

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.