Emmerdale airs big Ross Barton twist after Emma's death

Daniel Kilkelly
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From Digital Spy

Emmerdale has revealed that Ross Barton may be hiding a big secret about the tragic demise of his mum Emma.

Emma fell to her death from a viaduct in Friday night's emotional episode (October 6), having decided to take her own life following the two major tragedies she'd caused for her family in the past year.

Early on in the episode, Ross and his brother Pete were both shocked as the police broke the news that Emma's body had been found and that her demise was being treated as a suicide.

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However, springing one final surprise on us, Emmerdale ended their dramatic week with an intriguing flashback scene showing that Ross was actually at the viaduct when his mum fell.

Ross saw his mum lying dead on the ground well before he was officially "told" by the police, but he's keeping quiet about this for reasons only known to himself. Suspicious or what?

So, why was Ross at the scene? What does it all mean? Could there be more to Emma's death than meets the eye? Or is Ross just staying schtum in case it's all pinned on him? Could they have spoken before she died?

We're sure to find out the answers – and much more – as Emma's exit has a big impact in the village over the next few weeks.

Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

Speaking about her exit tonight, Gillian Kearney – who plays Emma – revealed: "I feel very lucky that I've managed to bow out in such style. We had a brilliant time last year with the motorway crash storyline and we've had another Barton family fiasco this year!

"The crew have been amazing. Everyone works really hard at Emmerdale and it's been fantastic to be part of a team that creates such exciting drama."

Emmerdale airs weeknights at 7pm on ITV, with an extra episode at 8pm on Thursdays.

Suicide is preventable. Readers who are affected by the issues raised in this story are encouraged to contact Samaritans on 116 123 (www.samaritans.org), or Mind on 0300 123 3393 (www.mind.org.uk). Readers in the US are encouraged to contact the National Suicide Prevention Line on 1-800-273-8255.

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