Emmerdale’s Gemma Oaten has revealed her character Rachel Breckle is to have a secret love child with Jai Sharma.

The cleaner and her married boss had a drunken one night stand and Rachel is shocked to discover she is pregnant. She is planning on having a termination and Jai (Chris Bisson) gives her the money. But then they both start to have second thoughts.

Gemma revealed: “Jai comes as Rachel’s about to get in the taxi to the clinic. She’s already starting to think, ‘Do I really want to get rid of this baby?’

“She’s starting to bond, she’s starting to feel maternal, and she’s starting to have a really heart-breaking decision in her mind, but ultimately she thinks, ‘I can’t go through with it because I can’t bring up this baby.’ And then Jai comes and stops her before she gets into the taxi. It’s just this big struggle of what’s going to happen next.”

The Emmerdale star revealed Jai wants to be a father after losing daughter Mia in a car crash, but Rachel wants Jai to tell his wife, Charity, the truth.

She said: “There are two people here, they’ve done something that is so wrong, but without pre-empting it. Sometimes people make mistakes in life and now they’ve got to cope with the consequences.

“Jai has the background of losing Mia; he wants a child desperately and Charity won’t give it to him. Rachel is starting to feel bonding with the baby already. It’s not as black and white as people think. Rachel wants Jai to tell Charity and he says he will, but we’ll have to wait and see…”