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Emmerdale spoilers: How is Charity Dingle after her baby trauma?

Emmerdale's Charity Dingle
Charity has been left heartbroken. (Image credit: ITV)

After the agony of losing her baby, Emmerdale's Charity Dingle (Emma Atkins) says she just wants to get back to normal and move on in Friday’s episode (ITV, 7.30pm. See our TV Guide for full listings).

Charity and her partner Mackenzie Boyd (Lawrence Robb) wake up to a new day following a traumatic and heartbreaking turn of events less than 24 hours before.

Charity and her partner Mackenzie Boyd (Lawrence Robb) wake up to a new day following a traumatic and heartbreaking turn of events less than 24 hours before.

As Mackenzie was getting used to the idea of becoming a dad, his pregnant partner Charity suddenly collapsed in pain at home and had to be rushed to hospital where the couple were heartbroken to discover that the pregnancy was ectopic and therefore not viable. 

Emmerdale's Charity

Charity collapsed in pain at home. (Image credit: ITV)

After returning to the village, Mackenzie put a brave face on things as he had to come to terms with fact he wasn’t going to be a dad after all, but it soon became clear that he wasn’t as fine as he was making out.

Mackenzie in Emmerdale

Mackenzie isn't as fine as he's been making out. (Image credit: ITV)

It seems to be a completely different story for Charity following the traumatic events of the day before…

After she found out that her pregnancy was ectopic and that she would have to lose the baby, you would think Charity might want to take some time out to take stock and reflect on what has happened.

But no. Charity makes it clear that she’s dealing with the loss of her pregnancy by moving on with normal life.

That could be easier said than done though. Maybe she’s not as fine as she’s making out as well?

Emmerdale's Chas

Chas is conflicted. (Image credit: ITV)

Meanwhile, Chas Kirk (Lucy Pargeter) finds herself torn between her desire for Al Chapman (Michael Wildman), her illicit lover who she dumped a few weeks back, and her responsibility to her dying mum Faith Dingle (Sally Dexter).

Emmerdale continues weeknights from 7.30pm on ITV.

  • Paddy Kirk - Dominic Brunt 
  • Kim Tate - Claire King 
  • Harriet Finch - Katherine Dow Blyton 
  • Eric Pollard - Chris Chittell 
  • David Metcalfe - Matthew Wolfenden 
  • Jai Sharma - Chris Bisson 
  • Rishi Sharma - Bhasker Patel 
  • Priya Kotecha - Fiona Wade 
  • Liv Flaherty - Isobel Steele
  • Jacob Gallagher - Joe-Warren Plant 
  • Bob Hope - Tony Audenshaw 
  • Amy Wyatt - Natalie Ann Jamieson 
  • Liam Cavanagh - Jonny McPherson 
  • Leyla Cavanagh - Roxy Shahidi
  • Brenda Walker - Lesley Dunlop 
  • Matty Barton- Ash Palmisciano
  • Amelia Spencer - Daisy Campbell 
  • Dan Spencer - Liam Fox 
  • April Windsor - Amelia Flanagan 
  • Nate Robinson - Jurrell Carter 
  • Dawn Taylor - Olivia Bromley 
  • Manpreet Jutla - Rebecca Sarker 
  • Ryan Stocks - James Moore
  • Billy Fletcher - Jay Kontzle 
  • Will Taylor - Dean Andrews 
  • Mackenzie Boyd - Lawrence Robb 
  • Marlon Dingle - Mark Charnock
  • Rhona Dingle – Zoe Henry
  • 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
  • Victoria Sugden - Isabel Hodgins
  • Nicola King - Nicola Wheeler
  • Jimmy King - Nick Miles 
  • Laurel Thomas - Charlotte Bellamy
  • Gabby Thomas - Rosie Bentham
  • Arthur Thomas - Alfie Clarke 
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