Emmerdale: Ali lashes out at David when she thinks he’s the father of Rachel’s baby!

As fans of Emmerdale will know, Rachel Breckle (Gemma Oaten) is pregnant with Jai Sharma’s baby…

And given that he is of course married to Charity (Emma Atkins) Jai (Chris Bisson) has promised Rachel that if she’ll just keep schtum about the fact he’s the father, he’ll provide her with all the material things she needs to raise their child in comfort.

And for Rachel, who’s always lived life on the breadline, the prospect of not having to worry about paying the rent and bills is an attractive one, even if it does irk her that her child may become Jai’s “dirty little secret.”

But of course, in order to keep her side of the bargain, Rachel has so far refused to tell her sister Ali Spencer (Kelli Hollis) and in fact, everyone else, who the father is, which inevitably has had Ali wondering which of the village’s residents may be the daddy…

So when she sees how solicitous David Metcalfe (Matthew Wolfenden) is towards Rachel, she puts two and two together and comes up with five, because of course, he’s just being a good mate to Rachel and nothing more.

But Ali, who tends to engage brain second and lash out first, does exactly that, believing that David must be the baby’s dad…

The drama begins when he ex-husband Dan (Liam Fox) makes a joke about the fact Rachel’s only drinking water in the pub. He ribs Rachel, saying she must be pregnant, and of course, a silent tension ensues.

Realizing the faux pas, Dan shuts up, but David tries to comfort Rachel, quietly asking if she’s ok.

Telling him that her sister is far from ok, Ali lashes out at David…

Will her furious outburst prompt Rachel to spill the beans on who really is the daddy? Find out on Tuesday, August 21 at 7pm on ITV1!

Lynn is an editor and writer here at Unreality TV and is trained psychotherapist and the author of two books. She's addicted to soaps, period drama and reality TV shows such as X Factor, I'm A Celeb and Big Brother.