Emmerdale fans took to Twitter to call out Nicola King’s head-scratching mishap in her back garden.
The character – played by Nicola Wheeler – was seen hanging out her washing in the middle of winter in the soap.
And this strange behaviour soon attracted the eagle eyes of disapproving fans online.
What were Nicola and Jimmy up to in Emmerdale?
Nicola is embroiled in a storyline involving husband Jimmy and trying to get custody of his son from his ex, Juliette.
Juliette has hired a private investigator to gather information on Jimmy to prove that he and Nicola are not trustworthy parents.
And he didn’t help his cause by allowing Mackenzie Boyd and Aaron Dingle to borrow his van to transport some dodgy TVs.
The PI also managed to take some incriminating snaps of the trio exchanging money.
What did Nicola do in the back garden?
The couple gathered in the back garden to discuss the matter and try to find a way to prove their innocence.
As Nicola hung the washing on the line, she said: “There’s no way that big wad of cash in these pictures came from selling scrap.”
“I hate to think of Aaron lying to me, he’s a mate!” Jimmy replied.
Those halfwits have dragged you into something dodgy. It plays right into Juliette’s hands!
But Nicola was furious.
She said: “Those halfwits have dragged you into something dodgy. It plays right into Juliette’s hands!
“I want the organ grinder not the monkey! Juliette isn’t messing around, she’s going low, so we need to think of something and quick.”
Despite the tension in the storyline, viewers only had one thing on their minds – why was Nicola hanging out the washing in freezing cold weather?
There’s nowt like putting your washing out in the freezing fog 🤦♀️🤷♀️#Emmerdale
— Zombie404 (@VampLover27) March 29, 2021
Why on earth has Nicola got washing hanging out in the freezing cold? #Emmerdale
— Jayne England (@_jay_ne) March 29, 2021
That washing will never dry lol! #Emmerdale
— Emma 💋 🏒🎤🍹 (@coxyhockeychick) March 29, 2021
Is Nicola honestly thinking that washing will dry in a fog bank #emmerdale
— Dick Chops (@DickChops3) March 29, 2021
How did viewers react?
It wasn’t long until viewers took to Twitter to express their dismay.
One viewer fumed: “Is Nicola honestly thinking that washing will dry in a fog bank?”
Another wrote: “Why on earth has Nicola got washing hanging out in the freezing cold?”
A third said: “There’s nowt like putting your washing out in the freezing fog,” followed by a facepalm emoji.
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