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TWO Emmerdale LEGENDS return tonight with a heartbreaking death shock

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There's tragedy heading for the Dingles in tonight's Emmerdale when Lisa and Zak return with heartbreaking news...

Tonight's Emmerdale sees soap legends Zak and Lisa return to the Dingle fold. But their homecoming isn't set to be a happy one, because Lisa is about to drop the bombshell that she is dying...

Zak and Lisa's daughter, Belle, is beside herself with excitement as she prepares for her parents' return, and she has even thrown a welcome home party for the occasion.

But as she gathers the Dingles together for the big surprise, she is blissfully unaware that her mum is harbouring a huge secret that will turn her life upside down.

Belle Dingle and Lisa Dingle

Wellcome home Zak and Lisa! (Credit: ITV)

Zak and Lisa at thrilled with the party as they walk through the door, and couldn't be happier to be reunited with their family.

But as the excitement of being back wears off, Lisa knows it is time to reveal the real reason they've come home and breaks the news to everyone that she is dying.

Lisa tells Belle that she is dying in Emmerdale

Belle is left reeling by her mum's shocking news (Credit: ITV)

Emmerdale fans will know that Lisa has been told she doesn't have long left after being diagnosed with a terminal heart condition.

Viewers saw Lisa call Charity to see her in Scotland back in March as part of the soaps special episode for International's Women's Day, where she broke the news she was dying.

Charity was left reeling as Lisa asked her to write a eulogy, and made her promise not to tell anyone back in Emmerdale that she had seen her.

Lisa and Belle in Emmerdale

Belle is stunned to realise that Charity already new Lisa's news (Credit: ITV)

Tonight will see the Dingles struggling to get their head around the news their matriarch isn't long for this world... but it quickly becomes apparent to Belle that this isn't brand new information to Charity.

Belle is heartbroken to discover Lisa confided in Charity instead of her, but will she forgive her mum and manage to focus on making the most of the time she has left with Lisa?

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

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