Emmerdale confirms who Rishi's mystery intruder is

Emmerdale spoilers follow.

Emmerdale has confirmed the identity of the mystery person who is secretly living in Rishi Sharma's house.

The ITV soap kept fans guessing earlier this week when an unknown individual was seen watching Rishi from an upstairs window as he fled from his home in fear.

Rishi had noticed the intruder's presence when he started hearing strange noises around the house, but the person in question didn't appear to pose any imminent threat.

In Tuesday's episode (March 7), the confusion continued as Rishi returned home after a night staying on Jai and Laurel's sofa.

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Rishi was alarmed to find an empty crisp packet in the kitchen, which showed that the intruder had been enjoying snacks in his absence.

While Rishi still had no idea about who the crisp fiend was, all became clear to the Emmerdale audience as local schoolboy Marshall was seen in the house.

Marshall was introduced to the show a few weeks ago as a friend and possible love interest for Arthur Thomas.

Recent episodes have shown the difficult relationship that Marshall has with his father Colin, who is homophobic and wants him to stay away from Arthur.

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Marshall has now run away from his controlling dad and has been staying at Rishi's home.

While this was easy enough when Rishi was away visiting his daughter Priya, Marshall is now faced with the challenge of remaining undetected following his return to Holdgate.

Confiding in Arthur when he paid a visit, Marshall complained: "That Jai was here earlier – seemed to be looking around. But I am so done with hiding in cupboards.

"I did three solid hours yesterday. My leg went dead, my bladder nearly burst and I got a spider in my hair."

Arthur managed to help by tricking Rishi into spending another night on Jai and Laurel's sofa, allowing Marshall to have Holdgate to himself once again. But is it only a matter of time before the troubled teen is found there?

Emmerdale airs on weeknights at 7.30pm on ITV1, and streams on ITVX.

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