However, though Debbie’s overjoyed at the news, Charley Webb, who plays the role of Debbie, has revealed that the pregnancy is going to cause a rift between her character and Cameron Murray (Dominic Power).
Speaking to Soaplife, Charley revealed that the biggest burden for Debbie right now is that Cameron has no idea that she and Andy slept together, and will think the baby is the result of artificial insemination.
Charley said, “She feels terrible. She doesn’t want to lie to Cameron, but she feels she has to.
“She had to do it for Sarah’s sake, but he said he’d leave her if she ever slept with Andy…
“Apart from Sarah, he’s the most important person in Debbie’s life. In the same way she’d do anything to save her daughter, she’d do anything to save her relationship.”
And when asked if sleeping with Andy has changed how Debbie feels about him, Charley said, “Not changed, but complicated things…
“She had sex with Andy because that’s what she had to do. But she realises Andy has started to have feelings for her and this panics her. She’s thinking, ‘Oh my God!'”
Charley then went on to reveal that Debbie discovers she’s pregnant on the day of her mum Charity’s (Emma Atkins) wedding to Jai (Chris Bisson) however, though she’s hugely relieved, there’s a long way to go yet.
Of that, Charley said, “She’s more relieved that what she’s done has paid off. But she’s not totally relieved because they don’t know if the baby is a match for Sarah yet.
“They’re a step closer, but Debbie fears it may not be enough.”
And when asked how Andy reacts to the news, Charley said, “He’s over the moon, but there’s more to it than that for him.
“Because he has feelings for Debbie, he likes it that they’re becoming a team. The closer they get, the more he likes it.”
However, Cameron doesn’t take the news so well. Charley said, “Not well at all and Debbie’s heartbroken by his reaction.
“While he’s happy for Sarah, he can’t deal with the fact that the woman he loves is pregnant by another man.
“She’s hoping the more time elapses since she and Andy slept together, the more it’ll go away. But she has her doubts.
“She knows she has to keep Andy on side, which means she can’t tell him she has no feelings for him.”
Emmerdale continues weeknights on ITV1.