Emmerdale spoilers: Belle King left for dead as Tom traps her in a fire

Belle trapped in a fire as she sleeps on the sofa in Emmerdale.
Bell King has been locked in the house by Tom and is asleep when a fire starts. (Image credit: ITV)

Emmerdale's Belle King is in grave danger in Thursday's episode (ITV, 7.30pm, see our TV Guide for full listings).

In the early stages of pregnancy, Belle King is exhausted.

At Dale Head - where her controlling husband Tom has locked her in and gone off to work – she's cooking some food when she lies down on the sofa for a nap.

But in the kitchen, a tea towel has been left too close to the hob and has started to burn…

As the house starts to fill with toxic smoke, will Belle wake and manage to make her escape before a fire takes hold?


Tom is abusing his wife Belle and controlling her every move. (Image credit: ITV)


Pregnant Belle takes a nap unaware that a fire has started in the kitchen at Dale Head where Tom has locked her in and gone to work. (Image credit: ITV)

At the church, Charles is in bits when he takes in the sight of his son's freshly dug grave as he's preparing to lead Ethan's funeral.

Meanwhile, over at Mill, Ruby has made up her mind to come clean about what she did to the vicar's son.

Ruby Fox-Miligan cries as she leans into the police car window when Ethan Anderson is arrested.

Distraught mum Ruby took revenge on Ethan for leaving her son Nicky for dead when he crashed his car. (Image credit: ITV)

Arriving at Woodbine, Ruby braces herself to tell Charles she ran down Ethan who later died. But Charles hasn't got time to hear what she's got to say as the coroner's verdict is in…

What caused Ethan's death? Was it Ruby's hit and run – or something else? Will Ruby confess to her crime regardless?

Later, Charles is in pieces as he leads Ethan's service. 


Vicar Charles prepares to lay his son Ethan to rest. (Image credit: ITV)


Vicar Charles and his mum Claudette struggle to keep it together at Ethan's funeral. (Image credit: ITV)

Afterwards, in the Woolpack, the dad sinks drink after drink and rejects Manpreet's attempt to comfort him.

Having kissed Gabby, Vinny's on cloud nine but he's bought back to Earth with an embarrassing clang by clumsy barmaid Gail.


Vinny rejects Gabby following their kiss. (Image credit: ITV)

The Dingle is mortified when Gail makes it clear she knows he's still a virgin and offers to give him some advice.

It's too much for Vinny who fears everyone is talking about his sex life, or lack of it, and calls time on his fledgling romance with Gabby.

Are they dunzo?

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

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