Emmerdale spoilers: Secret lovers Al and Chas CAUGHT as Kerry proposes!

Al Chapman and Chas Dingle in Emmerdale look longingly at each other
Al and Chas' steamy kiss is spotted by a resident — but who has seen the love rats in action? (Image credit: ITVA)

Emmerdale’s love rats, Al Chapman and Chas Dingle, get found out in Thursday’s episode (ITV, 7.30 pm see our TV Guide for full listings).

Things are about to get massively messy for Al Chapman and his married lover Chas Dingle.

The cheating pair are sneaking about preparing to skip off into the sunset leaving their partners Kerry and Paddy behind. Al’s even trying to buy them a house.

But Al’s giddy girlfriend Kerry has spotted Al’s property hunt and, assuming that he’s buying a property for them and getting properly serious, she’s decided she’s going to propose!

At the Woolpack, Al arrives bracing himself to end his relationship with Kerry, and is absolutely blindsided when his girlfriend rolls out her proposal which she delivers by rapping!

With Chas watching on aghast at the scene, Al falters and accepts. 

Kerry proposes to Al at The Woolpack by rapping

Kerry unexpectedly proposes to Al at the Woolpack by rapping. (Image credit: ITV)

Kerry proposes to Al at The Woolpack as the Dingle's watch on.

Chas watches in horror at the shock proposal. (Image credit: ITV)

Later, Al sneaks outside to talk to Chas and assures her he’s still totally game on for a future with her. Unable to resist, despite being in the village rather than the safety of a hotel room, the pair kiss and are SPOTTED!

Who’s seen them? 

Chas Dingle and Al Chapman kissing

Chas and Al share a secret passionate kiss after he accepts Kerry's proposal. (Image credit: ITV)

Al Chapman and Chas Dingle look stunned as they're spotted kissing

Chas and Al are caught in the act...but by who? (Image credit: ITV)

Nate’s due in court to support Naomi at her plea hearing but a chance sighting sees him forget all about his new girlfriend.

The farmer is utterly shocked when he clocks his ex, Tracy, in the Woolpack beer garden with their daughter Frankie… Why has she returned to the village? Does she still have feelings for Nate?

Nate sees Tracy carrying baby Frankie

All thoughts of Naomi are out of the window when Nate's ex Tracy arrives with their daughter Frankie. (Image credit: ITV)

Nate holding Frankie and Tracy smiling

Will Tracy want to rekindle their love? (Image credit: ITV)

Elsewhere, Harriet’s having another wobble about dating Dan as really she’s realised she’s still madly in love with her ex, Will, who’s about to marry Kim Tate. She offloads to Wendy who urges her to stick with Dan who’s a safe bet.

Will Harriet take Wendy’s advice?

Faith overhears a big secret…

Faith Dingle overhears a big secret

Faith hears a big secret! What could it be? (Image credit: ITV)

Emmerdale continues weeknights on ITV from 7.30pm.

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