Emmerdale spoilers: Sam Dingle sent to PRISON?

Sam Dingle with Lydia looking worried.
Sam Dingle could be facing a stretch in prison if he and Lydia can't come up with a solution… (Image credit: ITV)

Emmerdale's Sam Dingle needs a get-out jail card in Friday's episode (ITV, 7.30pm see our TV Guide for full listings).

When Sam Dingle stole from the village shop he was trying to provide for his baby granddaughter, Esther, the only way he felt he could.

But when Pollard spotted him and gave chase only to suffer a serious fall, the skint Dingle's petty crime became something else altogether.


Pollard had a nasty fall when he was chasing Sam who'd stolen from David's shop… (Image credit: ITV)

Sam is now absolutely bricking it that he's going to get sent down for what happened. And having done a stretch inside for armed robbery he knows his past record is only going to make things worse.

At the Dingle homestead, Sam offloads to his wife Lydia, desperate to come up with a plan to save him from the slammer. But is a sentence inevitable?

Sam and Lydia look worried at the Dingle house

Sam tells Lydia he's terrified that he's going to be sent to jail for steal from David's shop. (Image credit: ITV)

Elsewhere, Amelia is loving that Samson's finally interested in their baby daughter. She's keen for him to play a part in Esther's life but her boyfriend Noah, who's stepped up as 'stepdad' knows full well his cousin's intentions aren't pure.

Determined to save Amelia and Esther from getting hurt, Noah's out to keep them apart and has even paid his cousin to stay away.

Amelia's fed up when Noah blocks her attempt to see Samson — will she find out the guys have struck a deal?

Amelia Spencer and Samson Dingle spend some time together

Amelia's desperate for Samson to play a part in their baby daughter's life. (Image credit: ITV)

At Home Farm, Will's trust in Caleb grows. But is Kim's husband being set up for a fall by Cain's little brother?

Will Taylor looks annoyed at Caleb Miligan

Will Taylor is starting to like and trust Caleb. But is he being played? (Image credit: ITV)

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

  • Rhona Goskirk - Zoe Henry 
  • 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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