Emmerdale star Charlotte Bellamy has revealed that Laurel has a ‘car crash moment’ with her ex husband Ashley when he mistakenly thinks they’re getting together again.

The 40-year-old actress, who plays Laurel, tells TV Times that as Marlon prepares to pop the question her character finds herself sharing a bottle of wine with Ashley.

After making drunken comments about his facial hair, Laurel is surprised when Ashley appears in the pub the following day with his beard shaved off.

“When Laurel sees him clean-shaven, she realises he took her comments to heart. It’s a car crash moment.”

Charlotte explains it’s not surprising Ashley thinks he’s in with a shout as she even asks Marlon if he can have their spare room after she’s appalled to find where he’s living.

“Laurel wants to help Ashley. She feels bad for him, but I don’t think Marlon wants to share the house with her ex!”