Emmerdale's Belle faces more police scrutiny thanks to Jamie's scheming

Daniel Kilkelly
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From Digital Spy

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Emmerdale's Belle Dingle faces more scrutiny from the police tonight (October 16) as Jamie Tate's cruel plot to frame her gathers pace.

Belle is currently in a scary situation as she remains the prime suspect in Moira's hit and run case – and Jamie (Alexander Lincoln) is determined to help push things along.

Thursday's double bill of episodes ended with a worrying cliffhanger, as Jamie was seen on the phone to an unknown person and vowed to destroy his ex-girlfriend.

In Friday's episode, the tense storyline continues as Belle remains totally lost after recent events.

Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

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Belle faces another row with Jamie after she recently told his daughter Millie the truth about his recent bad behaviour and also tried to sabotage his work at the vets.

Paddy Kirk (Dominic Brunt) and Nate Robinson (Jurell Carter) try their best to stand up for Belle, but deep down, even they're shocked over what she has been up to.

Soon afterwards, Belle is in for a nasty shock as the police want to speak to her again. The detectives are seemingly determined to see her sent down for the Moira incident – will they get their wish?

Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

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The drama surrounding Belle follows Thursday's sad confirmation that she's struggling with her mental health issues again.

Belle believes that she's hearing the voice of her late mum Lisa. Jane Cox has reprised the role of Lisa – in voice only – for these scenes.

Eden Taylor-Draper, who plays Belle, recently explained: "She thinks she can hear Lisa. Belle finds that massively comforting. I don't think she really realises that she's ill. Because it's her mum, she just thinks it's great.

"But then her mum says she has to get revenge and that it's all about getting her own back. Belle starts to do things that aren't right and that aren't Belle.

"She doesn't understand why her mum wants her to do those things, but because it's her mum, she trusts it and goes with it. That's when it becomes serious."

Emmerdale airs tonight at 7pm on ITV.

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