Emmerdale fans have been left fearing that the end is nigh for Bob Hope and Brenda Walker as Bob’s confession of love to Laurel Thomas has led her to admit to Harriet Finch that she feels the same. Will Brenda discover the truth about the feelings between them? And will this be the end for her and her husband?
Bob went missing as he was unable to get his head around how he feels for Laurel and Brenda was convinced that he had done a runner for good. After watching home videos of her late husband Ashley, Laurel was surprised when Bob arrived and declared that he wants to be with her, not Brenda!
He was deflated when Laurel shot him down and pretended not to share his feelings and as she told him that he belongs with Brenda, he reluctantly returned to his marriage. But upon learning that Bob and Brenda had reunited, Laurel was privately crushed.
Sensing this, Harriet approached her and Laurel came clean – she had fallen for Bob too. Harriet has advised her to bottle these feelings up but in a small village, this is easier said than done. Can Bob and Laurel resist each other? Brenda is bound to find out somewhere along the line…
Speaking about the story on This Morning, Tony Audenshaw said: ‘He really loves Brenda. He feels terrible for the fact he hurt her, but he just can’t help himself. He can settle. He’s been settled now for donkeys years and this mad afternoon, something happened and it’s opened the door to some feelings within him and within Laurel as well, and he deeply regrets what’s happened but these things happen in life.’
It remains to be seen who Bob ends up with – if anyone – but he’s bound to face huge drama as a consequence of his conflicted feelings.