Troubled Belle Dingle (Eden Taylor-Draper) is to get into further trouble this Christmas when she and Lachlan White (Thomas Atkinson) start to take pills offering a ‘legal high’.
Scenes to be shown during an hour-long episode on New Year’s Day will see a nervous Lachlan urged by Belle to try one of the pills. But just as Belle is about to tell Lachlan everything about her current problems, he starts fitting.
In a shock move, Belle will then be seen fleeing the scene, only to return home later in a panic and fearing that Lachlan is going to die.
In the end, Lachlan is rushed to hospital and Chrissie is left shocked when Belle tells her that her son was the dealer. But Chrissie is soon pointing the finger of blame at Robert as she insists that Lachlan should never have been left alone. But how much guilt does Belle feel as a result of her actions? And will she end up torturing herself mentally for what happened?
You can watch a 60-second rundown of Christmas and New Year on Emmerdale below: