Emmerdale teen Gabby Thomas faces more disappointment tonight (October 23) after her scheming to drive a wedge between Leyla Harding and Liam Cavanagh.
Gabby (Rose Bentham) is determined to cause problems for the couple as she wants Leyla to spend as much time with her as possible.
In last night’s double bill, Gabby stirred up trouble by trying to make Leyla (Roxy Shahidi) think that Liam could be growing closer to newcomer Meena Jutla (Paige Sandhu).
Gabby insinuated that something could be going on between the pair, after they were left alone for a team-building exercise and later headed to the pub for a drink together.
Friday’s episode sees Liam (Jonny McPherson) left disappointed when he realises that Leyla is avoiding him.
Liam is confused over her decision to give him the cold shoulder, but soon finds out the surprising reason why.
When Liam realises that Leyla is doubting his loyalty, he tries his best to reassure her that she’s the only woman he’s interested in.
Later, Gabby’s joy over the success of her plan crumbles as she’s left feeling disappointed and bitter – but why? And could the biggest trouble still be to come as she tries to step up her plan next week?
Rosie Bentham, who plays Gabby, recently explained why her character has become so focused on Leyla in recent weeks.
Rosie told Digital Spy and other media: “As an 18-year-old, you really need a mother figure. She’s been completely neglected and Leyla just steps in, takes her under her wing, they’ve got really close and Gabby loves it.
“It’s a Single White Female thing, she’s jealous of Leyla and gets a bit clingy. Gabby is also copying Leyla’s style – the way she dresses and speaks. She completely looks up to her as an idol.
“I don’t think she’s had someone like that before. I don’t think her mum would have been a good idol, if she went to her for things like that. I do think it’s a mother/sister relationship rather than a crush.”
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