Emmerdale spoilers: Mandy Dingle and Paddy SLEEP together

Mandy Dingle and Paddy sitting on the sofa drinking wine together.
Passion strikes for Mandy Dingle and Paddy as he opens up about his heartache. (Image credit: ITV)

Emmerdale's Mandy Dingle follows her heart in Wednesday's episode (ITV, 7.30pm see our TV Guide for full listings).

There's always been something between Mandy Dingle and Paddy, no matter their failed marriage.

But when he fell head over heels with Chas and got hitched it seemed as if that chapter was firmly closed.

Chas and Paddy on their wedding day looking happy.

Chas and Paddy on their Christmas wedding day in 2020. (Image credit: ITV)

Mandy and Paddy on their wedding day with all their family around them.

Mandy Dingle married Paddy back in 1999 but they divorced in 2001. (Image credit: ITV)

Over the years, time apart and other relationships have done nothing to dent their friendship. And now the exes bond is about to be tested. Are they just mates these days, or is it more?

Knowing Paddy is in a very dark place, Mandy is concerned and on a mission to get him talking. And she won't take no for an answer.

Paddy looking sad as he sits alone in the dark.

Paddy is in a very dark place following his split from cheating wife Chas. (Image credit: ITV)

After she seeks out reluctant Paddy, he eventually admits he feels totally lost. 

Comforting him, Mandy hugs Paddy tight and empathises, sharing her story of love lost.

In the back room at the Woolie, the friends open a bottle of wine as their conversation continues.

Before long they're both in fits of laughter, reminiscing about their past and the songs they used to love.

As the booze flows, their feelings become more muddled. Eye contact becomes a problem as they fight the chemistry.

When a particularly loaded moment strikes, Mandy and Paddy share a look and give in to passion… 

Will there be consequences?

Elsewhere, Mack is wrestling with his guilty conscience over his baby secret. He's desperate to tell Charity that he's the father of Chloe's unborn child, and struggles to join in with his fiancée's banter in the pub.

Mack looks worried as he sits in a pub drinking beer with Nate.

Mack feels super awkward and guilty… (Image credit: ITV)

Charity and Chloe looking friendly in the pub together.

… as Charity has a laugh with Chloe who's carrying Mack's child. (Image credit: ITV)

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

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  • 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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