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Emmerdale‘s Paddy Kirk has stood firm in his demand for a divorce from wife Chas Dingle.
Last week the soap aired emotional scenes as Paddy asked Chas for a divorce when he confronted her over her affair with Al Chapman and plans to secretly leave the village with Eve.
Paddy told Chas: “There’s no saving this. There’s no coming out the other side, if that’s what you’re clinging on to. You made your choice.”
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He then said he would talk to a solicitor about starting divorce proceedings and that he was going to go for full custody of Eve.
In tonight’s episode (December 20). Chas decided she needed to have a chat with Eve about why she and Paddy aren’t living together, after Bear told her he had a hard time getting Eve to nursery, as she didn’t want to leave Paddy.
Meanwhile Paddy, who’s now living with Marlon, thanked him for being there for him, before asking if he’d go round to Chas and retrieve some of his stuff.
But after Marlon came round to take Paddy’s belongings, an argument between Chas and Bear caused Chas to realise she needed to talk to Paddy.
Later the couple came face to face, with Chas telling Paddy that she knows he was upset the other day and might have said a few things out of anger but with Christmas around the corner they shouldn’t do anything hasty.
However, Paddy was steadfast in his demands from before, telling her he still wants a divorce and full custody of Eve.
A shocked Chas then told him they should talk to Eve together to explain why things are different and why her dad’s now living with her uncle Marlon.
But Paddy was having none of it and instead told his wife: “You’re the guilty party why don’t you move out?”
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Meanwhile, actor Dominic Brunt recently defended his on-screen wife Lucy Pargeter from the online backlash she’s received due to the affair storyline.
“You want to throw Twitter against a wall sometimes because the whole point of Emmerdale is it’s about the drama,” Brunt told The Mirror.
“It’s especially aimed at Lucy this time. You see them posting things like: ‘I hate that character, sack her.’ Sorry, you’re wishing for someone to lose their job because you’re angry about their storyline? But you’re enjoying it!”
Brunt continued: “Lucy’s acting her socks off and nailing this story. You just think: ‘You’re horrible, you’re really stupid.’ It makes my blood boil, it really does.”
Emmerdale airs on weeknights at 7.30pm on ITV1, and streams on ITVX.
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