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Emmerdale fans convinced Leo is being bullied by own family member

Is the culprit close to home?

Emmerdale fans were upset this week as little Leo Goskirk appeared to be targeted by bullies and left out at school.

Worried parents Rhona and Marlon discovered their son has been singled out by someone at school – and were desperate to discover who was behind it.

But savvy viewers believe they already know the culprit – Leo’s half-sister April.

Awwww! (Credit: ITV)

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On Thursday night (18 October), Rhona and Marlon were horrified to find out their beloved son is being tormented at school.

First, they realised Leo was the only person not to be invited to a party at his school.

However, what his parents didn’t see was April slyly tucking the piece of paper away so they couldn’t find it.

April Emmerdale
Why would April target her half-brother? (Credit: ITV)

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Then Rhona collected seven-year-old Leo from the school gates, and was distraught to find the schoolboy had a mean sticker attached to his back.

The cruel message on his uniform read: “Kick me.”

Discussing the incidents together later in the episode, Rhona admitted she thought he may have been singled out because he “isn’t the same as the other kids”.

Viewers know that Leo (played by Harvey Rogerson) has Down Syndrome.

The Goskirks
The Goskirks prepare for school (Credit: ITV)

Rhona even asked April if she’d noticed anything, to which she replied: “Everything’s been normal as far as I know.”

But viewers of the ITV soap weren’t convinced and believe April is in fact the bully.

One fan tweeted: “I think April is the bully.”

Another said: “I may be taking a shot in the dark with this theory but I thought there was something off with how April answered those questions about Leo’s bullying, making me think she’s responsible.”

A third added: “I had a niggle that when the spoilers about the party invitation came out, that April would turn out to be Leo’s bully. And tonight’s episode solidifies that theory. Calling it now.”

Is April really capable of hurting her own brother? Or does she know something we don’t?

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