Heartbreaking scenes are ahead for Emmerdale viewers when lovable Dingle matriarch Faith, played by Sally Dexter, receives the diagnosis that her breast cancer has returned.

In episodes due to transmit later this week, Faith will be told the devastating diagnosis. Not only will she realise the consequences of secondary cancer, but tensions remain high with her children, Chas (Lucy Pargeter) and Cain (Jeff Hordley), whom she’s unable to confide the news.

With nowhere to turn, Faith leans on Moira, (Natalie J Robb), for the support she so desperately needs. Moira urges Faith to tell the rest of the family, but she is adamant that she wants to mend her relationships first.

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The episodes have been produced with the support of the charity Breast Cancer Now who are working closely with the Emmerdale production team on Faith’s secondary cancer storyline to give it a realistic and authentic depiction.

Spoilers for next week have revealed how Cain wishes death on his mum after recent events – even Cain wouldn’t be so cruel to turn on his mum when he knows the truth, would he?

Emmerdale airs on weeknights at 7.30pm on ITV.