'They are coping very differently,' says Dominic

Emmerdale star Dominic Brunt has revealed that grieving parents Paddy Kirk and Chas Dingle are about to hit rock bottom.

When Chas learned her baby wouldn’t survive outside of her womb, it took a long time for her to share the devastating news with Paddy. But once she did the couple came together, supporting each other throughout the pregnancy and during Grace’s birth and death.

Emmerdale’s Chas Dingle and Paddy Kirk (Dominic Brunt) actors on baby Grace’s birth and death: 'The tears were all real'

Chas Dingle and Paddy only had a few precious moments with their daughter Grace

But now, as they’re consumed by sorrow, their bond has virtually dissolved in the ITV soap.

“They’ve been hit by an enormous grief, which has left a massive hole in their lives. They are coping very differently,” says Dominic, who plays Paddy.

“He’s trying to be strong for Chas but she sees it as him not being supportive as he’s not showing his emotions,” he adds.

“Paddy’s frightened of going there. He also can’t bear to see Chas upset.”

Paddy and Chas sing karaoke at the stag do

Paddy and Chas in happier times – now it could all be over.

Examining her feelings, Chas tells Lydia about her troubled love life. When Paddy mentions something similar to Marlon, he and the chef try to rectify it.

But a surprise romantic meal doesn’t do it for Chas – in fact, it enrages her. A huge row blows up, which spills out into the bar! As the locals ditch their drinks and leave, Chas has unravelled and is at the point of no return…

After ordering Paddy to get out, she destroys the place before breaking down in tears among the wreckage.

Can the couple get help to stay together? Or, is there relationship doomed after so much heartbreak?

“There is a risk that their relationship might not survive,” Dominic admits, as the cracks widen. “It’s such a rocky road.”

Emmerdale continues on ITV.