Thursday 30th March

The next day Billy attempts to calm a nervous Dawn as they await the court case that determines if they get full custody and adoption of Lucas and Clemmie. When Billy and Dawn arrive at the court, they have a nervous wait for the judge and social worker to arrive. Meanwhile Alex is carrying out his plan as Naomi tries to convince him to go to court and fight for his kids. Soon, Alex sits at a junction deciding whether to head to Hotten or follow the pharmacy van.

As the court case continues the judge states the only way Alex could have his kids were if he arrived now to announce his desire. Billy and Dawn look tense. However, unbeknownst to them Alex is too busy wrenching open the doors of the pharmacy van and stealing all the drugs. Later on, back in the village; Charles is shocked to discover Alex has stolen drugs, Alex makes a run for it and Charles gives chase. Alex is tackled by an incensed Charles causing damage to his Charles’ car. After an argument, Alex reveals all about his masterplan and Charles is broken to hear that Alex has been playing them this whole time, including his relationship with Naomi.

As Charles attempts to call the police, Alex smashes his phone and makes off with the drugs. Frustrated by Naomi’s reaction to what he has told her – Charles grabs his keys and heads out for a drive. By the side of a road Alex is on the phone to Clare – when he hangs up, he steps out into the road – only to be hit by a passing car. Alex lies lifeless on the road. A figure walks towards him, before quickly turning back and running away.

Mandy gets ready to set off for the Beauty Awards, Paddy is busy heading to see daughter Eve. But when poor Paddy gets a bad reception, as Eve doesn’t want to spend the day with him, he’s heartbroken. Will Mandy be there for her friend or will her awards prove too important to her?

Nicky and Gabby are getting hot and heavy in the kitchen when Caleb walks in and catches them red handed.. Gabby defends the situation hoping she’s said enough..


  • Alice Barclay as Judge
  • Angela Hazeldine as Social Worker
  • Bella James as Eve Dingle
  • Bradley Johnson as Vinny Dingle
  • Claire King as Kim Tate
  • Daisy Campbell as Amelia Spencer
  • Dean Andrews as Will Taylor
  • Dominic Brunt as Paddy Dingle
  • Jack Downham as Noah Dingle
  • James Hooton as Sam Dingle
  • Jay Kontzle as Billy Fletcher
  • Joshua Richards as Bear Wolf
  • Karen Blick as Lydia Dingle
  • Karene Peter as Naomi Walters
  • Kevin Mathurin as Charles Anderson
  • Lewis Cope as Nicky
  • Liam Boyle as Alex Moore
  • Lisa Riley as Mandy Dingle
  • Lucy Pargeter as Chas Dingle
  • Mabel Addison as Clemmie Reed
  • Noah Ryan Aspinall as Lucas Taylor
  • Olivia Bromley as Dawn Fletcher
  • Rebecca Sarker as Manpreet Sharma
  • Rosie Bentham as Gabby Thomas
  • Sam Hall as Samson Dingle
  • William Ash as Caleb Miligan

Emmerdale airs at 7:30pm on ITV1