Warning: This article contains mentions of sexual abuse that some may find distressing.


David Metcalfe (Matthew Wolfenden) was left heartbroken in tonight's emotional Emmerdale (Tuesday 28th November), when he learned two shattering secrets about his family.

This week, David was stunned to spot adoptive son Jacob Gallagher (Joe-Warren Plant) in a passionate embrace with Victoria Sugden (Isabel Hodgins) - David's ex who he previously admitted he still loved!

Instead of confronting Jacob straight away, David let the discovery sink in and fester as he made cutting comments when Jacob openly left to babysit Vic's young son Harry while he 'studied' at her house.

David knew all too well that this was a cover for what the pair were really up to, and upon Jacob's return, he announced that he knew the truth. An explosive discussion ensued as David and Jacob were both left in tears.

Feeling utterly betrayed, David compared Jacob's affair with Vic to the time he was sexually abused as a teen by David's ex-girlfriend Maya Stepney (Louisa Clein), before declaring that he must mean nothing to Jacob.

But when his father Eric Pollard (Chris Chittell) walked in just as David was raging about being kept in the dark, Eric assumed that David had uncovered his diagnosis with Parkinson's disease, and stepped in to stop the row.

Close-up shot of David on Emmerdale. He has tears in his eyes and is very worried
David on Emmerdale.

As Pollard confirmed that he was unwell, a shocked David opted not to reveal the real reason he was angry with Jacob.

But David was thrown and hurt that yet another important piece of information had been kept from him, and stormed out after remarking that it was nice to know how little his relatives really thought of him.

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But as David caught his breath outside, will the clan be able to make amends before the character departs the Dales?

Anyone affected by Jacob's story can visit NSPCC or contact the NSPCC Helpline by calling 0808 800 5000 or emailing help@NSPCC.org.uk.

Further information, advice and support is available via the Parkinson's UK charity's website parkinsons.org.uk or their free, confidential helpline on 0808 800 0303.

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