Emmerdale spoilers: Amy Barton is terrified in the wake of the HOP horror

Amy Barton in Emmerdale
Amy Barton is terrified about what will become of her husband Matty (Image credit: ITV)

Emmerdale's Amy Barton is terrified for Matty in Friday's episode (ITV, 7.30pm, see our TV Guide for full listings).

When Amy Barton left work early, leaving her husband Matty to deal with Samson Dingle's irritating friend Josh she didn't think much of it.


Samson's friend Josh wouldn't stop flirting with waitress Amy despite knowing she's married to Matty, the bar's manager (Image credit: ITV)

But while she was supping in the Woolpack, a nightmare was unfolding for Matty who found himself being blamed for a crime he didn't commit when Josh shoved Samson on to him.

Matty, who's trans, was clearing away cutlery when the incident happened and had been getting grief from transphobic Josh all night.


Matty was targeted by Samson's transphobic friend Josh. (Image credit: ITV)

But Samson fell on to the knife he was holding and when Josh took stock of what had happened he was quick to make out Matty had lunged at them with his 'weapon'.

As the police wade in to investigate will they uncover the truth? That Josh was at fault? Will Samson speak up for his cousin?


Matty has been accused of a crime he didn't commit. (Image credit: ITV)

And who will the Dingles and the Bartons believe? Where will Cain stand on the matter seeing as he's Samson's uncle and Matty's stepdad?

Emmerdale, Cain Dingle, Matty Barton

Will Cain Dingle believe his stepson Matty is guilty of harming his nephew Samson?

Emmerdale continues weeknights from 7.30pm on ITV see our TV Guide for full listings.

  • Will Taylor - Dean Andrews
  • Caleb Milligan - Will Ash
  • Charity Dingle - Emma Atkins
  • Bob Hope - Tony Audenshaw
  • Laurel Thomas - Charlotte Bellamy
  • Gabby Thomas - Rosie Bentham
  • Jai Sharma - Chris Bisson
  • Lydia Hart - Karen Blick
  • Dawn Fletcher - Olivia Bromley
  • Paddy Dingle - Dominic Brunt
  • Amelia Spencer - Daisy Campbell
  • Nate Robinson. - Jurell Carter
  • Marlon Dingle - Mark Charnock
  • Tom King - James Chas
  • Eric Pollard - Chris Chittell
  • Arthur Thomas - Alfie Clarke
  • Wendy Posner - Susan Cookson
  • Nicky Milligan - Lewis Cope
  • Ruby Fox-Milligan - Beth Cordingly
  • Cathy Hope - Gabrielle Dowling
  • Noah Dingle - Jack Downham
  • Brenda Walker - Lesley Dunlop
  • Suzy Merton - Martelle Edinborough
  • April Windsor - Amelia Flanagan
  • Gail Loman - Rachael Gill-Davis
  • Samson Dingle - Sam Hall
  • Vanessa Woodfield - Michelle Hardwick
  • Rhona Goskirk - Zoe Henry
  • Sarah Sugden - Katie Hill
  • Victoria Barton - Isabel Hodgins
  • Sam Dingle - James Hooton
  • Cain Dingle - Jeff Hordley
  • Eve Dingle - Bella James
  • Mary Goskirk - Louise Jameson
  • Amy Wyatt - Natalie Ann Jamieson
  • Ethan Anderson - Emile John
  • Vinny Dingle - Bradley Johnson
  • Kim Tate - Claire King
  • Billy Fletcher - Jay Kontzle
  • Ella Forster - Paula Lane
  • Charles Anderson - Kevin Mathurin
  • Gus Malcolms - Alan McKenna
  • Liam Cavanagh - Jonny McPherson
  • Jimmy King - Nick Miles
  • Aaron Dingle - Danny Miller
  • Ryan Stocks - James Moore
  • Rodney Blackstock - Patrick Mower
  • Kerry Wyatt - Laura Norton
  • Matty Barton - Ash Palmisciano
  • Chas Dingle - Lucy Pargeter
  • Jacob Gallagher - Joe-Warren Plant
  • Suni Sharma - Brahmdeo Shannon Ramana
  • Bear Wolf - Joshua Richards
  • Mandy Dingle - Lisa Riley
  • Leo Goskirk - Harvey Rogerson
  • Manpreet Jutla - Rebecca Sarker
  • Leyla Harding - Roxy Shahidi
  • Belle Dingle - Eden Taylor-Draper
  • Tracy Robinson - Amy Walsh
  • Nicola King - Nicola Wheeler
  • Claudette Anderson - Flo Wilson
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