Spoilers: Chas trapped in dramatic Emmerdale birth struggle

Chas Dingle (Lucy Pargeter) is left in a difficult situation in dramatic Emmerdale birth scenes – as she ends up trapped in the Woolpack toilets as she goes into labour, with only a panicking Marlon (Mark Charnock) for support.

With the Woolpack re-opened, has and Marlon head to check a problem with the toilets only to find themselves locked in. During the re-opening party, Bob Hope (Tony Audenshaw) is DJ-ing so no-one can hear Chas and Marlon’s shouts for help.

Speaking about the awkward scenes, Lucy told Metro.co.uk: ‘Charity’s got stuck on the motorway somewhere because she’s put the wrong fuel in her car, Paddy can’t be located, everyone’s running around like headless chickens, Chas should be on maternity leave but of course she’s the one trying to get everything up and running. She’s questioning Marlon because she can’t find Paddy and he runs off in to the men’s loos to avoid her.

‘Chas follows him and unbeknownst to him, there’s something wrong with the door and they can’t get out. Initially they’re joking around, then her waters go and they’re stuck. She’s a bit afraid because she’s been having pains but she thought it was all stress. Paddy’s not there with her, she really wanted Paddy to be there and she also wanted to be in a hospital because of what happened with Grace. It looks like she’s going to be stuck there with Marlon who’s not the biggest help in the world. He’s slightly panicking himself, so it’s not the best situation and things progress quite quickly.’

As they tend to do in Emmerdale! As Marlon grabs Chas’ hand after making a makeshift bed for her, she prepares to give birth with only a bumbling chef for support. But will everything go okay – and will Paddy make it to the special moment?

Lucy continued: ‘Marlon starts off a bit flaky and panicky as any man would be, but as time goes on Marlon realises people are on the other side of the door as well. It gives him strength and he does what a cousin would do – he loves Chas, they’ve got a great relationship – and he gets it in his head that he’s there for her, they can do it and he’s a calming influence on her.’

It remains to be seen how it plays out but Lucy is confident that her character will make a great – if initially wary – mum to the newborn.

She mused: ‘Like any mum, there’s that paranoia of I’ve got to keep looking at her and waking her up and checking on her, but they know that there’s nothing physically wrong with the baby. She’s going to be slightly more paranoid but hopefully as the months go on, they settle in to parenthood and things will calm down a bit.’

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