Emmerdale spoilers: Priya to get engaged to new suitor Rakesh, reveals Fiona Wade

But Jai immediately takes against his sister's choice of husband-to-be

Priya Sharma (Fiona Wade) is to take the plunge in next week’s episodes when she gets engaged to new suitor Rakesh (Pasha Bocarie).


Priya, who hasn’t had much look with potential husbands-to-be since deciding to have an arranged marriage, falls for businessman Rakesh after opening up about her eating disorder. But it doesn’t seem that everyone is impressed with her choice.

“Jai feels very strongly that Rakesh shouldn’t marry his sister,” reveals actress Fiona Wade. “He doesn’t like this guy and there’s a history of conflict there. Priya’s annoyed by his reaction. Jai and Priya have quite a funny relationship – they love each other and he was there for her during her illness, but when it comes to guys, Priya isn’t going to listen.”


As it turns out, Jai (Chris Bisson) and Rakesh had a massive business disagreement years ago and it isn’t long before Priya’s brother is vowing to stop the wedding. But Priya is determined to get her guy. “Priya stands by her man! She doesn’t think her brother should rule her life,” says Wade. “Priya thinks Rakesh is the perfect suitor for her and a good dad for Amba. He ticks all the boxes for her and they’ve got a chemistry and a spark She likes him a lot.”