Belle Dingle’s (Eden Taylor-Draper) mental health troubles are to spiral further out of control next week when she lashes out at Katie Sugden (Sammy Winward).
Belle – who has been hiding the fact that she believes she’s hearing the voice of late friend Gemma – will arouse Katie’s suspicion during scenes to be shown on Thursday 15 January. But a frightened Belle will attack Katie and lock herself in a car before gunning the engine.
When Katie alerts the Dingles to what’s going on, Zak (Steve Halliwell) and Lisa (Jane Cox) race to the scene. And Zak – having had problems with his own mental health – will immediately sense what’s going on and stands in front of the car just as a distressed Belle is about to release the handbrake.
But Zak’s daughter soon realises that he more than anyone understands what she’s experiencing. With Belle accepting that she needs help, it isn’t long before the medics are getting involved. But will Belle reveal all about what she’s been going through?
You can watch a 60-second rundown of next week’s episodes of Emmerdale below: