Emmerdale spoilers: Kim Tate faces her ultimate humiliation!

Kim Tate
Kim Tate feels humiliated at the HOP. (Image credit: ITV)

Emmerdale's Kim Tate is brought down a peg or two in Tuesday's episode (ITV, 7.30pm see our TV Guide for full listings).

Most people wouldn't give two hoots about having to pitch in at work but Kim Tate thinks she's above all that.

But with her workforce striking over the planned introduction of zero-hours contracts, Kim's got no staff.

At the HOP, she's forced roll up her sleeves and wait tables. And to her utter humiliation, she finds herself serving an old friend of hers who's popped in for coffee!


Kim's humiliated to have to serve an old friend of hers a coffee. (Image credit: ITV)

Fuming, Kim wants the problem sorted.

When Laurel and Jai team up and present their idea to Kim, arguing against the use of zero hours contracts, what will Kim say?


Jai and Laurel team up to pitch their idea to Kim, a case against the use of zero hours contracts. (Image credit: ITV)

Later, proud of Jai's handling of the situation, excited Laurel pops over to Holdgate where she tells Jai she wants them to get back together properly. 

It's all Jai's wanted for weeks!


Jai and Laurel are officially back on! (Image credit: ITV)

At Smithy everyone's getting used to having Marlon home.

As April enjoys spending some time with her beloved dad, she happily helps him to a drink of water.


April helps her paralysed dad Marlon drink some water. (Image credit: ITV)

But the sweet moment turns into a horrifying scenario when Marlon starts choking!

Terrified, April shouts for Rhona who swiftly clears Marlon's airways.


April panics when Marlon starts choking on his drink… (Image credit: ITV)

It's a humiliating ordeal for the dad who's convinced he's best off back in hospital while April – who feared her dad was having another stroke – decides she wants to be anywhere else but at home.

Emmerdale continues weeknights from 7.30pm on ITV.

  • Rhona Goskirk - Zoe Henry 
  • Paddy Kirk - Dominic Brunt 
  • Kim Tate - Claire King 
  • Harriet Finch - Katherine Dow Blyton 
  • 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 - Jurrell Carter 
  • Dawn Fletcher - Olivia Bromley 
  • Manpreet Jutla - Rebecca Sarker 
  • Ryan Stocks - James Moore
  • Billy Fletcher - Jay Kontzle 
  • Will Taylor - Dean Andrews 
  • Mackenzie Barton - Lawrence Robb 
  • Bernice Blackstock - Sam Giles
  • Marlon Dingle - Mark Charnock
  • Zak Dingle - Steve Halliwell
  • Mandy Dingle - Lisa Riley
  • Vinny Dingle - Bradley Johnson
  • Liv Dingle - Isobel Steele
  • 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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