HORROR in Emmerdale as THIS village favourite is discovered on the brink of DEATH


There's drama heading to Emmerdale in the New Year when Moira Dingle hits rock bottom, leaving her life hanging in the balance...

Emmerdale fans have watched Moira Dingle spiral out of control since her marriage to Cain Dingle fell apart following her affair with Nate Robinson. But soon her drinking becomes less of a coping mechanism and more of a health hazard.

After spending Christmas Day alone, Moira fought to make Boxing Day a special celebration with her kids.

However, when Cain ruined her plans for a family day by accusing her of drinking once again, Moira has been hitting the bottle harder than ever.

Emmerdale, Moira Dingle, Vanessa Woodfield

Moira has been struggling since her affair with Nate caused her marriage to break down (Picture: ITV) (Image credit: ITV)

As the New Year arrives, Matty fights to get through to his mum, desperate to make her see that her drinking is getting out of hand.

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However when his pleas fall on deaf ears, he decides there is nothing else for it and announces he is moving out.

Moira is devastated and desperately begs Matty to stay at home, but while he admits he will think about it, it's clear their relationship is at breaking point thanks to Moira's mission to self-destruct.

Moira is confronted by Cain in Emmerdale

Moira spent Christmas Day alone thanks to Cain (Picture: ITV)

Later Matty realises that Moira is hiding something when he hears that someone has dumped herbicides on Wylies' grazing land, and sure enough Moira has got guilt written all over her face.

But soon the family have got more to worry about than Moira's vendetta against Nate when Pete goes to confront her and finds her nursing a huge hangover once again.

Moira becomes her own worst enemy in Emmerdale

Moira puts her life in danger at the start of next year (Picture: ITV)

Pete tells Moira to sort herself out, but as usual she doesn't listen to a word of advice and turns to the only friend she has got left... alcohol.

After putting brandy in her coffee, it is clear that things have reached an all-time low for Moira, and things take a sinister turn later when she is found lying lifeless in a ditch.

Moira becomes her own worst enemy in Emmerdale

Will Moira be okay? (Picture: ITV)

But will she be found before but is too late? Or is Moira about to pay the ultimate price for her affair with Cain's long-lost son?

Emmerdale airs weeknights at 7pm on ITV, with an extra episode at 8pm on Thursdays.

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.