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Emmerdale spoilers: secret drug addict Leyla Cavanagh is making MAD MOVES

Leyla Cavanagh
Leyla's high as a kite when she makes a grand gesture which infuriates the hell out of David… (Image credit: ITV)

Emmerdale's secret addict Leyla Cavanagh is getting very messy in Monday's episode (ITV, 7.30pm see our TV Guide for full listings).

With Leyla Cavanagh now totally addicted to coke, the once focussed, organised woman has gone. Leyla's now a mess, barely managing to hold down her wedding planning business, let alone marriage and motherhood.

When she strides into the shop, David is seething with her. Leyla reels as her shopkeeper ex has a go at her about not being there for their son Jacob whose departure for university looms.

David

David accuses Leyla of not being there for their son Jacob who's off to university soon. (Image credit: ITV)

High as a kite, Leyla throws money at the 'problem' telling Jacob she'll pay for his accommodation. Though Jakey's thrilled, Leyla's OTT gesture only serves to make David even angrier at his flakey flashy ex.

Jacob

Jacob's thrilled when Leyla offers to pay for his uni accommodation. (Image credit: ITV)

Leyla

Leyla's flashy gesture makes David even angrier. (Image credit: ITV)

Elsewhere, having posted the video of her attack on her social channels, Nicola's regretting her decision and is panicking she's made matters worse. Can Jimmy find the right words to calm her down or is he just as worried?

Jimmy

Nicola worries that posting the video of her attack online has made matters worse. Does husband Jimmy feel the same? (Image credit: ITV)

At Woodbine, Dawn needs to make a decision about Clemmie. Are she and husband Billy on the same page?

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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