Emmerdale confirms alcohol relapse for Laurel Thomas in emotional scenes

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Laurel Thomas will have an alcohol relapse in heartbreaking Emmerdale scenes next week.

Soap bosses had previously confirmed that Laurel (Charlotte Bellamy) would be tempted by alcohol after several years of sobriety, as she continues to grieve.

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Photo credit: ITV

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Laurel (Charlotte Bellamy) and Jai Sharma (Chris Bisson) made the decision to terminate her pregnancy late last year when they found out from doctors that their child would be born with Down's syndrome.

Next week, Laurel is tormented with a bottle of vodka in the cupboard but is determined to pour it straight down the sink to resist temptation.

Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

However, a devastating alert from one of her old pregnancy apps sends Laurel into a downward spiral, so she drinks some of the vodka.

Nicola King (Nicola Wheeler) turns up to catch Laurel drinking the alcohol, and she is deeply saddened as Laurel finally opens up about the termination.

Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

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Jai arrives soon as well, having been alerted by Nicola to this desperate situation. Jai is anxious to make Laurel understand that he wants to support her, but is she willing to accept help?

Emmerdale will be airing these scenes of Laurel relapsing in her sobriety in the week beginning Monday, February 1 on ITV.

Alcohol Change UK offers information, advice and support with their questions about drinking and the problems that can sometimes be caused by alcohol. For more information, visit Alcohol Change UK's website. Drinkline also offers free, confidential advice to anyone who is concerned about their own or someone else's drinking on 0300 123 1110 (weekdays 9am–8pm, weekends 11am–4pm).

Readers can also contact Drinkaware.

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