Emmerdale: Paddy’s return to threaten Marlon and Carly’s relationship

Marlon looks set to be torn between his girlfriend and his best friend, reveals Gemma Atkinson

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Marlon and Carly’s fledgling romance on Emmerdale will be put under pressure thanks to the return of village vet Paddy.

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Carly looks set to reveal how she really feels about the Woolpack chef in next week’s episodes of the ITV soap, but Paddy’s comeback in the weeks ahead will throw a spanner in the works.

Paddy hasn’t been seen on screen since April when he left to take on work in Germany, but he’ll find that Emmerdale has changed in his absence what with Rhona taking up with Pierce – and he’s in definite need of a shoulder to cry on.

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Says actress Gemma Atkinson of the upcoming drama: “Paddy means well, but he’s always in the way, even though he doesn’t mean to be. Carly knows how much Paddy means to Marlon, so she wants to give them their time.

“But Paddy is always walking in when they’re talking about something important or when they might be having a moment together.”

So might Paddy’s needs end up coming before Carly’s as far as Marlon is concerned? “Well, when Paddy comes back, he finds that Rhona has moved on. So he needs his best mate. Carly has to step back once again to allow that to unfold. But it’s because she cares so much about Marlon that she accepts the situation.”

You can watch a 60-second rundown of next week’s episodes of Emmerdale below.

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