Emmerdale

Emmerdale’s Leyla Cavanagh to arouse suspicion as drugs plot continues

Emmerdale spoilers follow.

Leyla Cavanagh’s secret drug habit may soon be discovered, as husband Liam becomes suspicious in upcoming scenes.

Having taken a line of cocaine before breakfast, her jittery behaviour at home catches his attention.

It gets worse as Leyla is unable to complete an interview with a journalist – promoting her Take a Vow wedding business – which leads to Suzy Merton going through her handbag and discovering the drugs.

Suzy berates Leyla for buying drugs from actor Parry Glasspool’s unknown dealer, so when she storms out of the room to finish the interview herself, Leyla’s determination to change sees her wash the rest of the cocaine down the sink.

Later on, when a buzzing Jacob Gallagher turns up at her house eager to chat about university, a ropey Leyla tries to act normal.

Her attempts don’t deceive Liam, though, who’s increasingly convinced that she’s suffering from PTSD after a horrendous year.

Elsewhere in the soap, Suzy actress Martelle Edinborough recently explained her character’s decision to adopt a cleaner way of living.

“She’s very serious [about quitting drugs], she’s had enough of the party life and seen that the grass is greener on the other side. I think she just wants peace and tranquillity now and that is what she sees in Vanessa [Woodfield].

“She’s falling quite hard for Vanessa and that’s to her surprise as well, so she does have quite a bit of a soft spot and really wants to make things work, hence giving up the bad stuff,” she said.

Emmerdale airs at the earlier time of 7pm this week on ITV and streams on the ITV Hub.