Emmerdale‘s Gemma Oaten reveals to Soaplife how Rachel has a bigger hangover than she expected after her drunken one-night stand with Jai!

So how does Rachel feel about Jai after they got drunk and bonked?
“Angry and hurt by the way he’s been treating her. Especially that he offered her money to keep her quiet. She puts on this exterior front of being quite tough, but inside that killed her.”

So she has no romantic feelings for him?
“No! It started that night and ended when she woke up the next morning and thought, ‘Oh my God – what have I done?'”

What she’s done is got pregnant!
“And she’d always said she would never get pregnant like this, but that’s exactly what’s happened.”

Ali’s with her when she does the test. Does she reveal Jai is the dad?
“Rachel tells Ali it’s the result of a one-night stand. She says, ‘You don’t know him. Don’t ask any questions.'”

How does she tell Jai?
“Rachel’s not intending to tell him at all, but then there’s a bit of an argument with Charity at the factory, and Rachel’s at the end of her tether with everything and she ends up blurting it out to Jai.”

How does he react?
“By saying the worst thing he could: ‘Are you sure it’s mine?’ Rachel takes control and tells him she’s having an abortion.”

But she doesn’t…
“No. She starts to think, ‘Do I really want to get rid of this baby?’ She’s starting to bond and feel maternal. Then Jai suddenly turns up and stops her going for the abortion.”

But what about Charity?
“I know! Rachel wants Jai to tell Charity. Jai says he will, but whether he does or not, we’ll have to wait and see.”