Emmerdale star Ned Porteous has dropped a possible hint that Joe Tate could be next week’s shooting victim.
Joe finds himself held at gunpoint next week after Ross Barton (Michael Parr) discovers he knows much more about his acid attack than he’s letting on.
In an action-packed double bill on Thursday, May 24, Ross reacts badly to finding out that Simon McManus was paid to keep his mouth shut about the truth behind the attack.
Realising Joe is involved, Ross visits Home Farm with a gun in a bid to scare the truth out of him.
In a new interview, Ned has now warned that Joe won’t be prepared to reveal Debbie Dingle’s guilt in exchange for his own safety.
Joe knows that Debbie was inadvertently responsible for causing the attack and is determined to keep covering for her. So, does this mean that he’ll sacrifice himself when faced with Ross’s fury, or will someone else find themselves in the firing line?
Ned revealed: “There’s a scene where Ross comes to confront Joe with a gun and they play a game of Russian Roulette. It was great fun to film. Especially if you’re working with an actor like Mike Parr, who’s wicked at those types of things and also a really lovely guy.
“I think some of Joe’s mettle will come out in these scenes. I don’t believe that Joe would reveal the truth about Debbie. I like to think that he loves her.
“When you are in love with someone, you do anything you can to keep them out of harm’s way – even when a gun is pointing at you! Joe loves Debbie more than he could love himself.”
Emmerdale bosses have confirmed that one character will be shot and end up fighting for their life as the dramatic situation comes to a head, but their identity is being kept secret.
Ned teased: “We leave it on a cliff-edge of a scene, which should hopefully get a big reaction.”
Emmerdale airs weeknights at 7pm on ITV, with an extra episode at 8pm on Thursdays.
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