Ross Barton is set to face some devastating news in Emmerdale this week when doctors tell him that nothing can be done for his scars.
— Emmerdale (@emmerdale) March 4, 2018
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Ross had acid thrown in his face last month after Debbie Dingle paid Dales drug dealer Simon to attack Joe Tate.
But Ross ended up as the victim in a case of mistaken identity after stealing Joe’s car.
Ross has been struggling with anxiety since the horrific scenes, but has held a glimmer of hope that eventually his face would heal and return to normal.
He hoped a skin graft would repair the damage and leave him looking as he did before the attack, but his hopes are about to be dashed when a doctor tells him nothing can be done.
Ross breaks down after hearing he will never be the same again.
The surgeon tells him: “Having a skin graft will leave a permanent scar, but it’s a better quality scar than you have currently.
“The scars will lessen over time but they won’t vanish”
A devastated Ross replies: “What? So I go through all that, more pain, more ops and for what?
“It’s not you they’re cutting and pasting, is it? So excuse me if I’m a little hacked off.
“No, no way. This is not happening. You heard her, this is it. This is what I am.”
Viewers have seen Ross struggle to come to terms with the extent of his injuries, refusing to leave the house as he’s worried people are staring at him.
He doesn’t yet know that his ex-girlfriend Debbie Dingle is behind the attack that’s left him scarred for life.
How will he react when he discovers the truth?
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Emmerdale continues tonight at 7pm on ITV