Emmerdale spoilers follow.
Emmerdale teenager Jacob Gallagher upsets his father David Metcalfe in an upcoming Christmas story.
Jacob deals another blow to David’s self-esteem when he makes it very clear that he is ashamed of him.
David has been on a downward spiral for the past few weeks as he tries to keep his struggling business afloat.
Concerned about falling sales at the store, David tried to save his new grocery delivery service by fraudulently giving his girlfriend Victoria’s name for a speeding ticket he had committed. This led to Victoria dumping David.
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In scenes aired over Christmas, it’s clear that David’s recent gaffes are keeping Jacob busy.
When Jacob’s friends visit the village, he lies that local doctor Liam Cavanagh is his father.
This quickly backfires when David overhears one of the friends refer to Leyla and Liam as Jacob’s mother and father.
Jacob is mortified that his deception has been rumored about, while David is heartbroken that Jacob seems ashamed of him.
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The following week, a regretful Jacob tries to make amends with David, but will he succeed?
Joe-Warren Plant, who plays Jacob, recently spoke about his character’s reduction in screen time since he started college.
Joe Warren told Inside soap: “Jacob has been pretty quiet – but you wouldn’t want scenes of him revisited, would you?
“I hope things get better soon because I miss work when I’m not there. Honestly, I get lazy. I need a purpose for the day to get up. I’m happier when I’m home.” work.”
Emmerdale airs weeknights at 7:30pm on ITV1 and is streamed on ITVX.
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