Emmerdale spoilers: Mandy Dingle wants ANSWERS from Lydia

Mandy Dingle talks to Lydia in the kitchen
Mandy Dingle knows something is up with Lydia and confronts her… (Image credit: ITV)

Emmerdale's Mandy Dingle jumps to conclusions in Friday's episode (ITV, 7.30pm, see our TV Guide for full listings).

Lydia Dingle desperately needs help. She's been attacked and has felt unable to tell a soul. Not even the police let alone her loving family.

But with the secret tearing the cleaner apart, taking her happy marriage to Sam with it, the plan to conceal the horrific ordeal isn't working out.

With Mandy having noticed that something is clearly up with Lydia, she jumps to conclusions and decides that she's gearing up to leave Sam.

It couldn't be further from the truth but will Lydia open up to Mandy when she puts her on the spot?


Will Lydia reveal that Craig raped her? (Image credit: ITV)


Mandy thinks Lydia's planning to leave her husband Sam. (Image credit: ITV)

Elsewhere, Chloe may have set up home with her baby daddy Mack but that doesn't stop her having doubts about the strength of their relationship which broke up his marriage to Charity Dingle.


Mack and Charity slept together in a moment of weakness. (Image credit: ITV)

When the couple has a heart-to-heart will Mack confess that he slept with his ex, Charity, or continue to conceal his betrayal?


Will Mack tell Chloe he cheated on her with his former wife? (Image credit: ITV)

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

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  • Paddy Kirk - Dominic Brunt 
  • Kim Tate - Claire King 
  • Eric Pollard - Chris Chittell 
  • Bear Wolf - Joshua Richards 
  • Jai Sharma - Chris Bisson 
  • 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
  • Caleb Miligan - William Ash
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