Emmerdale spoilers: Marlon Dingle hosts a late-night lock in for LADS-ONLY chat

Marlon Dingle
Marlon gathers a male-only gang after hours in the Woolpack hoping it will help Paddy open up. (Image credit: ITV)

Emmerdale's Marlon Dingle hopes the guys will get Paddy talking in Friday's episode (ITV, 7.30pm see our TV Guide for full listings).

Marlon Dingle is absolutely determined to find a way to get Paddy feeling comfortable enough to open up.

With the village vet having recently attempted suicide, Paddy is in a painful place and his best mate is desperate to help him.


Paddy is in a terrible place and has recently attempted suicide. (Image credit: ITV)

Knowing that talking really does help, Marlon decides he's going to take action to get a group of guys together hoping it will coax Paddy into confiding in his friends.

In a first for the soap, a male-only episode will see Cain, Marlon, Jimmy, Bob, Nate, Rishi, Liam, Sam and Charles gather in the Woolie for a special lock-in.


Marlon Dingle decides to gather a group of guys hoping they can all share their feelings. (Image credit: ITV)

As the men get talking, all sorts of confessions, secrets and stories are shared.

Cain starts up a game of darts as the chat continues late into the night.


As Liam,  Jimmy, Bob, Charles, Sam and co get talking will Paddy join in, too? (Image credit: ITV)


Cain starts a game of darts as the deep chats continue… (Image credit: ITV)

Will Marlon's plan pay off? Will Paddy join them and bare his soul and share the pain he's feeling?

Emmerdale continues weeknights on ITV from 7.30pm, 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 
  • 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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