Emmerdale spoilers: Can anyone SAVE Paddy Dingle?

Paddy Dingle
Paddy Dingle is feeling more alone than ever… can someone help him through his dark days? (Image credit: ITV)

Emmerdale's Paddy Dingle is in a downward spin in Friday's episode (ITV, 7.30pm see our TV Guide for full listings).

Paddy Dingle has been slowly slipping into a black hole.

The vet has been heartbroken by Chas' betrayal. Her affair with Al shattered his world. There had been talk of his wife running off with Al to start afresh, taking her daughter Eve with them. Al had even sorted a house.

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Chas had an affair with Al which blew up her marriage to betrayed Paddy. (Image credit: ITV)

Al's dead — and that's a whole other story — but the damage is done. Paddy and Chas are now through. Their family life with their daughter Eve at its heart, is destroyed.

For a time, Paddy felt buoyed by the support of the Dingles who were disgusted by Chas for cheating on her husband with the family's numero uno enemy Al.

But there's been a thaw. Chas has pretty much been forgiven by the Dingles and as such, Paddy feels adrift.

Luckily, he's got his dad Bear onside. And Bear is one very worried man. Noticing every heartbreaking knock his son has taken, Bear is concerned to notice Paddy is now distancing himself from Eve, his beloved little girl.

Bear Wolf in the Woolpack in Emmerdale

Bear is worried about his son Paddy's state of mind. (Image credit: ITV)

After talking to Bear, will Vinny — who's still grieving his wife Liv's death — help Paddy find a way through his dark days?

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Vinny Dingle became a widow when a wind storm took his wife Liv's life last year. (Image credit: ITV)

Elsewhere, Mary's dipping her toe into the world of online dating and shows her profile to fellow singleton OAP, Rodney.


Mary shows Rodney her online dating profile. (Image credit: ITV)

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

  • Rhona Goskirk - Zoe Henry 
  • Paddy Kirk - Dominic Brunt 
  • Kim Tate - Claire King 
  • Eric Pollard - Chris Chittell 
  • Bear Wolf - Joshua Richards 
  • Jai Sharma - Chris Bisson 
  • Rishi Sharma - Bhasker Patel 
  • Priya Kotecha - Fiona Wade 
  • Jacob Gallagher - Joe-Warren Plant 
  • Wendy Posner - Susan Cookson 
  • Bob Hope - Tony Audenshaw 
  • Amy Wyatt - Natalie Ann Jamieson 
  • Liam Cavanagh - Jonny McPherson 
  • Leyla Cavanagh - Roxy Shahidi
  • Rodney Blackstock - Patrick Mower 
  • Brenda Walker - Lesley Dunlop 
  • Matty Barton- Ash Palmisciano
  • Amelia Spencer - Daisy Campbell 
  • Dan Spencer - Liam Fox 
  • April Windsor - Amelia Flanagan 
  • Nate Robinson - Jurell Carter 
  • Dawn Fletcher - Olivia Bromley 
  • Manpreet Jutla - Rebecca Sarker 
  • Ryan Stocks - James Moore
  • Billy Fletcher - Jay Kontzle 
  • Will Taylor - Dean Andrews 
  • Mackenzie Boyd - Lawrence Robb 
  • Bernice Blackstock - Sam Giles
  • Marlon Dingle - Mark Charnock
  • Zak Dingle - Steve Halliwell
  • Mandy Dingle - Lisa Riley
  • Vinny Dingle - Bradley Johnson
  • Cain Dingle - Jeff Hordley
  • Moira Dingle - Natalie J Robb
  • Chas Dingle - Lucy Pargeter
  • Belle Dingle - Eden Taylor-Draper
  • Charity Dingle - Emma Atkins
  • Sam Dingle - James Hooten
  • Lydia Dingle - Karen Blick 
  • Noah Dingle - Jack Downham
  • Samson Dingle - Sam Hall
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