Emmerdale spoilers: Marlon Dingle sweeps best friend Paddy off his feet…

Marlon Dingle with Paddy at a table
Marlon Dingle has a proposal for his bessie Paddy… (Image credit: ITV)

Emmerdale's Marlon Dingle has an important question to ask Paddy in Wednesday's episode (ITV, 7.30pm see our TV Guide for full listings).

It's a brilliant week for Marlon Dingle who's recovery is going from strength to strength.

Overcoming the awful after-effects of his stroke is giving Marlon a huge boost in confidence and happiness.

Emmerdale Marlon stroke

Marlon had a stroke earlier this year.  (Image credit: ITV)

In a bid to move forward and focus on the future, Marlon calls round his best mate Paddy.

The vet is thrilled when Marlon proudly and clearly asks him to be his best man when he marries Rhona!

In the HOP, Lydia works her magic on monosyllabic teen Amelia and manages to get her talking.


Amelia and Lydia have a heart to heart. (Image credit: ITV)

As Amelia mentions boy trouble, Lydia tries to boost her confidence and give her a bit of advice about the dating game. But a sermon from vicar Charles later undoes the Dingle's good work…

Elsewhere, Liv's pleased to see her mum Sandra is feeling less stressed now her debt has been paid and Terry's off her back. Is Sandra on board when her daughter suggests she could find her a job?

Emmerdale Liv and Sandra

There's more drama on the way from Sandra.  (Image credit: ITV)

Dawn talks to Kim Tate about some bad news which has really shaken her. A best friend from her former druggie days has died. It's not lost on Dawn that it could have easily been her if she hadn't cleaned up her act and quit taking drugs.

Emmerdale spoilers, Dawn Taylor

Dawn has some heartbreaking news this week.  (Image credit: ITV)

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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