Robert Sugden looks set to hit rock bottom in next week's Emmerdale when he falls down the stairs at home following a drunken bender.

As fans know, Robert is currently reeling thanks to his break-up with Aaron, who has fled to Ireland after seeking medical attention following the discovery of his self harming.

Upcoming episodes will see Robert feeling very sorry for himself and getting hammered at the pub, only to then take a tumble.

Later on, pregnant Rebecca takes pity on Robert and gets him to hospital. And when Robert eventually returns home on crutches, he breaks down and apologises to her for all the trouble he's asked.

Robert then expresses his hope that he can reconcile with Aaron, who is due back the following day. But is Robert in for a disappointment when the love of his life returns?

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