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Shock in Emmerdale as THIS former couple reunite in cheating scandal?

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Emmerdale couple Chas and Paddy hit the rocks once again...

Emmerdale couple Chas and Paddy have found their relationship pushed to the limit recently, but their romance woes are far from over.

The pair have found themselves drifting apart over the last few months, with Chas taking a shine to Al Chapman.

There's a moment of clear attraction between Al Grant [MICHAEL WILDMAN] and Chas Dingle [LUCY PARGETER]

Chas has grown closer to Al while her romance troubles with Paddy continue (Picture: ITV) (Image credit: ITV)

As their relationship hit the rocks, Chas took time away from Emmerdale to put some distance between them.

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But while the couple were hoping that absence might make the heart grow fonder, it seems that the time away might have pushed them further apart.

Chas returns to the village 

Paddy (Dominic Brunt) is shocked to find that Chas is back in the village next week to support Charity in her time of need.

Charity urges Chas to sort out her relationship in Emmerdale

Charity tells Chas to fight for her relationship with Paddy... but is it too late? (Picture: ITV)

The fact Chas hadn't told him she was back in the village leaves Paddy rattled.

But things get even more tense between them when Chas admits she was planning to return to Scotland without even telling him she had been back.

Crisis talks 

Realising their relationship is at breaking point, the pair prepare to sit down and talk things through.

Chas Dingle is upset Paddy didn't come home last night

Chas admits to Paddy that she was going to head back to Scotland without telling him (Picture: ITV)

But Paddy is nervous about facing their troubles and decides he needs some dutch courage before their chat.

He heads to the Dingles, where Mandy plies him with booze... and soon things take a surprising turn.

Marlon is shocked when Bear tells him that Paddy is getting drunk with his ex, pointing out that spending so much time with his former wife probably isn't the best idea.

Mandy Dingle tries to distract Paddy Kirk with booze

Will drunk Paddy cheat with Mandy? (Picture: ITV) (Image credit: ITV)

When Chas arrives to talk to Paddy, Marlon and Bear are forced to cover for Paddy, however it is only a matter of time before Chas works out where he is.

Panicked that she might have driven Paddy into the arms of his ex, will Chas's worst fears become a reality?

Shock for Chas in Emmerdale

Chas arrives to talk to Paddy about their romance, but he's with Mandy (Picture: ITV)

When Paddy fails to come home that night, it seems she was right to be worried.

Is this the end of Chas and Paddy for good?

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.