Emmerdale Spoilers: When young Gabby’s caught stealing and drinking, her (several) parents make a big decision! (VIDEO)

by Lynn Connolly

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Fans of Emmerdale will know that young Gabby Thomas (Annelise Manojlovic) hasn’t been a happy bunny for months, what with her father Ashley and her step-mum Laurel breaking up and Laurel subsequently moving in with her lover, Marlon (Mark Charnock).

Add to that the fact that the child’s biological mum Bernice (Samantha Giles) turned up in the village and is now setting up home with her lover Steve (Tom Mannion) it’s little wonder that the kid’s going off the rails…

And as we’ll see in next week’s episodes, despite the fact that she’s just 12 years old, she’s set to give her parents – and their partners – a stark glimpse of what’s to come in her teenage years when she first steals from the Woolpack till, then gets drunk at school!

The drama begins when Gabby asks her dad Ashley (John Middleton) for £40 for a school trip. However, he tells her doesn’t have it, and as he and Bernice are discussing it, Gabby quietly takes the money from the till…

She’s only found out when Chas (Lucy Pargeter) discovers that the money in the till is down, just as Laurel (Charlotte Bellamy) discovers the money in Gabby’s pocket.

Livid, everyone gives Gabby a telling off, however, she’s defiant and makes it clear she doesn’t care what anyone thinks of her or says to her.

But there’s worse to come when later in the week, Ashley and Bernice get a call from school to say that Gabby’s brought vodka onto the premises and has been sharing it with her friends!

Realizing that they need to have serious words with Gabby, Bernice, Ashley, Laurel and Steve all convene, and it’s decided that Gabby will live with Bernice and Steve from now on at their cottage…

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However, when Gabby says that she wants to live with her dad too, everyone’s left with a dilemma, but Bernice thinks she has the answer and promptly tells Ashley that he should move into Mulberry with her and Steve!

Initially, Ashley’s reluctant, but he eventually agrees to give it a try. How’s this odd ménage a trios going work out?

Find out as of Monday, February 11, but for now, here’s a preview of one of tomorrow night’s episode…

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.