This character faces a life-changing challenge in TONIGHT’S Emmerdale

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Rhona Goskirk's life will never be the same after tonight's episode of Emmerdale...

Tonight's visit to Emmerdale is set to turn Rhona Goskirk's life upside down as she goes into hospital for her her hysterectomy.

And while she knows that having the operation will potentially save her life, she can't help feel devastated that it means she won't have any more children of her own.

Emmerdale fans will know that Rhona is facing the operation after a tragic accident at the farm left her trapped under a wall of hay bales.

Pete's brakes fail and he crashes into the barn

Rhona was left in a bad way after her accident at Butler's Farm

But while she recovered from her accident fairly quickly, the doctors who were treating her found fibroids on her womb, and revealed that she would have to have a hysterectomy.

As Rhona's anxiety about her operation starts to get the better of her tonight, she struggles to keep it together as she goes into hospital.

With Vanessa by her side, Rhona prepares for what's ahead... but she is clearly beside herself with nerves as she heads into theatre.

Pete and Vanessa visit Rhona after her operation in Emmerdale

Pete and Vanessa are by Rhona's side as she has her operation tonight

And despite her giving him the cold shoulder, on/off boyfriend Pete is there when Rhona comes around from her operation, along with Vanessa.

But while Rhona is pleased to see Pete, she tells him that he shouldn't feel like he has to be there, telling him that she now can't give him the family that he might one day decide he wants.

Pete tells Rhona he loves her and that her and Leo are all the family he needs in Emmerdale

Pete tells Rhona that he loves her, but will she believe him?

Thankfully for Rhona, Pete has given their future a lot of thought and tells the vet that her and Leo are all the family he needs... but will she believe him?

As Pete fights to win Rhona back, she is desperate to believe what he is saying and get back together... but can she let her guard down and get her romance with Pete back on track?

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

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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 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.