We also have news of what Emmerdale star Gemma Oaten thinks of the storyline in which her character has become pregnant after a one night stand with Jai Sharma…
But first, here’s what’s coming up on the show…
On Monday 23rd July at 7:00pm, Chas is gutted when Cameron proposes to Debbie, Rachel has to face up to a dreadful truth, and Marlon stuns Paddy and Rhona when he tells them he’s changed his mind and won’t be going to New Zealand with them.
On Tuesday 24th July at 7:00pm, after sharing her news with – and getting advice from – her sister Ali, Rachel drops her baby bombshell on Jai, and he is stunned, confused and yet, excited. But what’s he going to do?
Also, Megan’s son Robbie makes a nuisance of himself, and Jimmy King’s determined to spend more time with his son, Elliot..
On Wednesday 25th July at 7:00pm, Jai struggles to cope when Rachel tells him that she plans to have a termination, but as much as he wants a baby, he also wants Charity…
Also, Robbie infuriates Declan and Carl while trying to impress Priya, and Carl sees a chance to build up the haulage business.
Elsewhere, Megan’s in turmoil as Robbie prepares to leave, and Jimmy and Nicola come to a decision about Elliot.
On Thursday 19th July at 8:00pm, Jai digs himself into a hole as he tries to work out how to have the best of both worlds.
Also, Jimmy’s dismayed to see how much Elliot misses his mum and Katie’s astounded when Declan supports Megan’s decision about Robbie.
On Friday 27th July at 7:00pm, Rachel gives Jai an ultimatum, telling him she won’t be his “dirty little secret” and nor will their baby.
Also, Jimmy’s heartbroken when he has to say goodbye to Elliot, and in his upset over losing his son, he’s indifferent to Carl’s frustrations.
Finally, Moira’s unsettled by a hint of sexual chemistry between herself and farmhand Alex.
On Monday 30th July at 7:00pm, Charity makes plans to cash in on the Kings’ financial desperation, and Moira and Alex try to fight their growing attraction to one another.
Also, Brenda feels increasingly pushed out by Val and she wonders if it’s worth the agro of staying with Eric.
On Tuesday 31st July at 7:00pm, Moira’s can’t seem to shake off her attraction to Alex, even though she knows Victoria’s still in love with him, and of course, it’s made all the worse because Alex is her son Adam’s best mate.
On Wednesday 1st August at 7:00pm, Amy is stunned to find out that her mum Kerry is gravely ill in hospital, and she can’t decide what she should do next.
Elsewhere, Moira tries to clear the air with Alex, but it doesn’t go to plan, and Charity sets the wheels in motion to stage a coup at the Kings’.
On Thursday 2nd August at 7:00pm, Amy gets a terrible shock when visiting her mum in hospital while Victoria starts to make plans to win Alex back.
Also, David worries about Jacob after his visit to see Alicia in prison.
On Thursday 2nd August at 8:00pm, Amy’s conflicted when she learns her mum has nowhere to go, and Victoria’s gutted when Alex says he doesn’t want them to get back together.
On Friday 3rd August at 7:00pm, Amy’s confused about her feelings for her mum, so she gives her a radical ultimatum.
Elsewhere, Paddy’s aware that Marlon’s starting to resent him, and David turns down Priya’s offer of a date.
In other Emmerdale news – and as you will of course have read above – Rachel Breckle is pregnant with Jai Sharma’s baby, and today, Gemma Oaten, who of course plays Rachel, has told the PA a little more about the storyline.
She began by explaining that initially, Rachel and Jai agree that she should have a termination, however, things take an unexpected turn when Jai changes his mind.
Of that, Gemma said, “Jai comes as Rachel’s about to get in the taxi to the clinic. She’s already starting to think, ‘Do I really want to get rid of this baby?’
“She’s starting to bond, she’s starting to feel maternal, and she’s starting to have a really heart-breaking decision in her mind, but ultimately she thinks, ‘I can’t go through with it because I can’t bring up this baby.’
“And then Jai comes and stops her before she gets into the taxi. It’s just this big struggle of what’s going to happen next.”
Gemma went on to say that Jai desperately wants to be a father, especially after losing daughter Mia in a car crash, but Rachel wants Jai to tell his wife Charity the truth.
“Sometimes people make mistakes in life and now they’ve got to cope with the consequences.
“Jai has the background of losing Mia, he wants a child desperately and Charity won’t give it to him.
“Rachel is starting to feel bonding with the baby already. It’s not as black and white as people think.
“Rachel wants Jai to tell Charity and he says he will, but we’ll have to wait and see…”
More Emmerdale news and spoilers soon!