Emmerdale spoilers: Marlon Dingle collapse leads to devastating family news for Christmas?
When headteacher Jessie (played by Sandra Marvin) got talked into ambushing her boyfriend Marlon (Mark Charnock) by his young daughter April (Amelia Flanagan), Emmerdale viewers were somewhat bemused.
For one thing, Jessie’s proposal seemed to come incredibly quickly given the pair have only been dating for a matter of months.
The couple don’t even live together on the ITV soap yet, and yet Jessie thought it was a good idea to rush through the nuptials in a grand Christmas wedding.
And now it seems the their fears were correct, as Marlon looks set to have an incredibly dramatic reaction to the event.
The latest Emmerdale trailer sees the entire Dingle family coming together to try and pull off the most amazing Christmas miracle.
Not only does Lydia Hart (Karen Blick) secretly arrange for a steel band and some extra decorations for the excited bride, but Jessie’s family pile into the village to support her and her new beau.
Dressed in a shimmering gold wedding dress, the big day looks set to be an incredibly joyous and fun affair for everyone involved, until chef Marlon collapses.
In a brief clip, viewers can see the character stumbling onto the stage where he sees his bride-to-be grinning at him in anticipation.
Utterly stunned, the festivities prove too much for the father-of-two and he falls to the floor, eliciting a collective gasp from the crowd of guests.
While the episode will undoubtedly be a hilarious one, does this dark turn create unexpected devastation for the Dingle family?
Marlon’s collapse could be a sign of more worrying medical issues, and his health could take a turn for the worse.
In fact, there could even be a Christmas tragedy in the Yorkshire Dales that will rock everyone, but would the soap’s bosses decide to be so dark?
What’s more, there will be plenty of drama when Lydia is forced to tell Marlon the wedding is for her and Sam Dingle (James Hooton) as a means of keeping him from the truth.
Marlon tells Sam he’s headed for matrimony, and a complicated puzzle of crossed-wires ensues.
Sam is thrilled with the idea of tying the knot with his longterm girlfriend Lydia, so his disappointment might lead to a New Year wedding instead.
Also in the video, the rest of the villagers seem to be enjoying quiet Christmases, but there could be serious trouble ahead for Maya Stepney (Louise Clein) and David Metcalfe (Matthew Wolfenden).
While it only appears to be a typical family dinner for the couple and David’s son Jacob Gallagher (Joe Warren-Plant), viewers know there’s more going on beneath the surface.
Will David finally find out the devastating truth about Maya and Jacob’s secret kiss?
Emmerdale continues tonight at 7pm on ITV.