Emmerdale spoilers follow.
Emmerdale teen Jacob Gallagher upsets his dad David Metcalfe in an upcoming Christmas storyline.
Jacob delivers another knock to David’s self-esteem when he makes it very clear that he’s embarrassed by him.
David has been on a downward spiral in recent weeks while trying to keep his struggling business afloat.
Worried about falling sales at the shop, David tried to save his new grocery delivery service by fraudulently putting his girlfriend Victoria’s name down for a speeding offence he’d committed. This led to Victoria dumping David.
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In scenes airing over Christmas, it’s clear that David’s recent blunders are playing on Jacob’s mind.
When Jacob’s friends pay a visit to the village, he lies that local doctor Liam Cavanagh is his dad.
This quickly backfires when David overhears one of the friends referring to Leyla and Liam as Jacob’s mum and dad.
Jacob is mortified that his deception has been rumbled, while David is heartbroken that Jacob seems to be ashamed of him.
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The following week, a regretful Jacob tries to make amends with David – but will he succeed?
Joe-Warren Plant, who plays Jacob, recently addressed his character’s reduction in screen-time since starting university.
Joe-Warren told Inside Soap: “Jacob’s been pretty quiet – but you wouldn’t want scenes of him revising, would you?
“I’m hoping it’ll pick up soon because I miss work when I’m not there. I get lazy, to be honest. I need a purpose for the day to get up. I’m happier when I’m at work.”
Emmerdale airs on weeknights at 7.30pm on ITV1, and streams on ITVX.
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