Emmerdale's Ella Forster's secret has fans branding entire village ‘hypocrites’ as confession heard in full

-Credit: (Image: ITV/Emmerdale)
-Credit: (Image: ITV/Emmerdale)


Emmerdale viewers have hit out at the entire cast - branding villagers "hypocrites" following Ella’s shock murder confession in tonight’s episode.

As viewers of the ITV show will know, since Ella first appeared in the Dales, it’s been clear that she’s been hiding something. In last night’s episode, Ella’s sinister secret was revealed as she attended the funeral of June Phillips.

For most of the service she had watched on from afar, but once she thought everyone had left she went to June’s grave and hoped that she would find peace. She then burst into tears and apologised to the grave next to June.

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Things then took a turn as Liam turned up hoping to offer his support to Ella but she was nowhere to be found. A man then walked up to him and asked why he was there. As Liam tried to explain that he was with June’s daughter, the man lashed out at him and said June’s daughter is dead.

As she ran off, the man shouted after her that she is scum before branding her a murderer and a child killer. Liam was left speechless as he glanced over at the mystery gravestone, which had the name of 11-year-old Joanne Phillips.

In tonight’s episode, Ella admitted to Liam that she had killed her best friend when she was 11 and had already served a prison sentence.

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Elsewhere, Leyla found an online news article about Ella killing her friend in a “jealous rage”, and shared this with villagers in the Woolpack - who were shocked to learn of her past.

When Liam kicked Ella out and she entered the pub, the rest of the villagers had already ganged up against her, telling Ella that they were now “scared” of her presence - but Cain offered to listen to her story.

Ella told Cain that she had a difficult childhood and home life, with a drug dealing father and absent mother. At school, the other children didn’t want to be her friend because she “smelled” - until one day, Joanne offered to play with her. Ella grew closer to Joanne and her mother June, who provided her with an insight into the childhood and family life she had missed out on.

Ella continued to tell Cain that had lasted until one day, when Joanne said that her own friends wouldn’t see her anymore if she continued to be friends with Ella. She said: “I lost it, we both ran and we were pushing each other. She ran and fell and got up, then she ran and fell again. I was on top of her and I was banging her head on the ground over and over again, we were both crying, until she just stopped.”

Emmerdale viewers took to X, formerly known as Twitter, to brand the judging villagers - including Leyla, Tracy and Charity - “hypocrites”. @RyanTheSoapking tweeted: “Love Ella standing her ground! Half of the people in that village are capable of so much worse and are such a bunch of hypocrites. #Emmerdale.”

@Pongo81575019 said: “Tracy who drops its nickers for Caleb is in no position to be judging #emmerdale.”

@EmperorMendoza wrote: “Considering the people in the pub, who are judging Ella, for killing her friend (probably accidentally) that is the worst group of people to judge #emmerdale.”

@nat_1983 added: “The gall of the emmerdale villagers for shooting Ella down and judging before hearing her out when most of them have bumped someone off #emmerdale.”

@JamieSummersTV tweeted: “Belle killed her friend when she was a teenager, and they're treating Ella like this? The state of this village of judgmental hypocrites #Emmerdale.”

@MeeshyJay said: “A village of hypocrites. If they haven’t murdered someone they’ve helped cover up a murder #emmerdale.”

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