Emmerdale: Pierce and Rhona stunned by new arrival

Will this mysterious stranger ruin the upcoming wedding?

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Pierce’s secretive behaviour will arouse suspicion in next week’s Emmerdale, but even he will be left surprised by a shock turn of events.

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As viewers have already seen, Pierce’s control over bride-to-be Rhona has become increasingly coercive as their wedding day nears. And fans can expect more drama in upcoming episodes after some hushed phone calls that Pierce has received lead to a surprise confrontation.

In the wake of Pierce’s odd behaviour about his mystery caller, Rhona will discover him talking to an old university friend and is left stunned when he appears to be planning a house move to the Lakes.

The ever-vigilant Vanessa will also spot Pierce’s friend handing him a note, which he subsequently discards. But with Vanessa still keen on exposing Pierce’s malign intentions, it isn’t long before she’s retrieved the letter, the contents of which leave her furious.

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Later on, Rhona enquires whether whether Pierce’s family will be attending the wedding, but he says his mum has binned the family invites.

As the girls subsequently set off for the hen do, Vanessa decides to play with fire by texting the number on Pierce’s note, arranging a meeting for later.

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Viewers can then expect the situation to come to a head when – following a fresh pang of jealousy – Pierce slinks away from his own stag do and opts to go to the Woolpack.

Rhona’s happy to see him there, but both are stunned when Vanessa walks in with a village newcomer. It’s fair to say that both Pierce and Rhona are shocked by the sight of this arrival – but who is the stranger and will they put a stop to the wedding?

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

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