Emmerdale‘s Priya Sharma is destined to have a horror labour when her waters break earlier than expected.
The expectant mum, played by Fiona Wade, gets a shock when she realises that her baby is coming sooner than she thought, a sneak preview of Emmerdale has revealed.
Priya’s waters break while she is at David Metcalfe’s shop with Alicia Metcalfe (Natalie Anderson), Pearl Ladderbanks (Meg Johnson) and Leyla Harding (Rokhsaneh Ghawam-Shahidi), and her love rival Alicia has to rush into action to support her and get her some medical attention.
She is due to give birth in six weeks, but goes into premature labour in the back of a car, with only Alicia by her side.
“It’s a terrifying moment for Priya because her body has been through so much between the pregnancy and her battle with anorexia. Alicia knows this could be a difficult birth, and she’s a bundle of nerves,” a source told Inside Soap.
“The girls are completely out of their depth – it’s a nightmare. Of all the people who could have been there in her hour of need, the last person Priya wants around is Alicia. She still blames Alicia for totally wrecking her life, after all.”
These scenes will screen on Emmerdale on May 16 at 7pm on ITV.