Gemma Oaten hailed Emmerdale’s writers for coming up with tonight’s ‘brilliant’ twist which saw her character, Rachel Breckle, produce the real baby Archie, while Archie’s father, Jai Sharma, realised he’d bought a different baby!

The bizarre and slightly bonkers revelation occurred after Rachel reappeared in Emmerdale after disappearing last year and Jai, oblivious to her whereabouts, had bought a child he thought was Archie from a blackmailer.

Gemma told What’s on TV: “When we were filming it, there’s a lot of stuff that goes on in that factory, a lot of surreal storylines and stuff, and we were all stood there filming it and trying not to laugh as well, because even we couldn’t believe how brilliant the twist was.”

Gemma added: “This full storyline, I know it’s been a long time coming and I know the audience sometimes gets a bit twitchy when something’s not concluded straight away, but it’s worth it because it builds up and there can be all these different angles.”

Watch the interview with Emmerdale’s Gemma Oaten, above.