Emmerdale: Kerry is pregnant – but is Ross the baby’s dad? Laura Norton interview

A devastated Kerry decides to have a termination in next week's episodes of the ITV soap

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Emmerdale’s Kerry Wyatt is to find out that she’s pregnant – mere weeks after her one-night stand with Ross Barton.

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“Because of the way her life turns out, Kerry is convinced that there’s no way this baby is going to be Dan’s,” says star Laura Norton. “Kerry believes that nothing good ever happens to her, so she’s convinced it’s Ross’s. Therefore, she has to get rid of it.”

Viewers will see Kerry confide her fears in Joanie before deciding that the way to solve the problem is to get a termination.

“It’s the only decision Kerry thinks she can make,” adds the actress. “Deep down, she feels awful because of her feelings about being a terrible mother to Amy. But she shuts down any emotion. She just needs not to be pregnant and for this not to be happening. She won’t be talked out of it.”

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Recent episodes of the ITV soap saw Kerry sleep with Ross after finding out that Dan had made a play for Nicola. But with the drama having now led to an unexpected pregnancy, Norton fears that this latest cliffhanger could lead to the end of Kerry and Dan’s relationship:

“I’d be gutted, obviously, because Dan is the best thing that’s ever happened to her. Kerry would be devastated and she’d be sure to off the rails.

“As much as it’s heartbreaking, I do love exploring that side of her. Many of us aren’t perfect and we do make bad decisions, so all that is fun to play.”

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

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