EMMERDALE will be rocked by a shock death later this spring as Paul Ashdale’s secrets and lies spiral out of control.
The gambling addict – who is played by actor Reece Dinsdale in the ITV soap – is hiding all manner of secrets, not least of all his abuse of son Vinny.
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Producer Laura Shaw previously told The Sun: “We’ve made no secret that our big Mandy/Vinny/Paul storyline will feature heavily in 2021.
She added that Paul’s gambling will get “out of hand” and that he will be “pushed to extreme measures to try and hide his problem”.
“As Paul becomes better at hiding what’s really going on, Mandy falls more in love with him, which ultimately leads to a marriage proposal and a big old Dingle wedding is planned,” she said.
“But will Mandy and Paul really get their happily ever after, or will Vinny find the courage to be honest about the abuse Paul is subjecting him to?”
The producer also teased a major spectacle for the episodes and called it “undoubtedly our most ambitious work since the dreaded COVID hit us”.
She also promised the final scenes will be “absolutely epic and truly rewarding for our fans, who love it when we go big”.
“I can’t say much more about that, but what I can tell you is that ultimately this story will end in tragedy for at least one of our characters – but the question is who?” she added.
Viewers have watched as Paul has become increasingly more violent to son Vinny.
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And next week he fears he has killed him after punching him and knocking him unconscious.
Seeing his son bleeding, Paul fears the worst.
But will he get Vinny help, or will he let him die?