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Emmerdale proposal bombshell for Debbie Dingle as daughter Sarah fights for her life

At least Debbie will have something else to consider while her daughter fights for survival

Debbie Dingle is in for a shock in Emmerdale this week when Joe Tate proposes to her.

The businesswoman has quite a lot on her plate with her daughter Sarah Sugden facing an agonising wait for a heart transplant in hospital.

Emmerdale proposal bombshell for Debbie Dingle as daughter Sarah fights for her life
Joe seems to think wedding planning can solve all the world’s problems (Credit: ITV)

And with teenage Sarah changing her mind every two seconds about whether she can bothered to carry on living, Debbie’s quite stressed.

So obviously her boyfriend and former step-brother/nemesis Joe Tate decides it’s the perfect time to take her mind off it by proposing.

Because what else is better to do to take your mind off your dying daughter and totally messed up life than quite a lot wedmin (wedding admin).

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And because Joe, despite being a privately educated multi-millionaire, is quite stupid, he decides to ask Sarah first.

After filling her up with junk food,  and presumably clogging up the few arteries she has that are working, while she’s in the cardiac children’s hospital, Joe summons up the courage to ask her.

When a nurse points out that Sarah probably shouldn’t be eating a cheeseburger, Joe feigns agreement and sends his brother and Sarah’s cousin Noah out with the rubbish.

Emmerdale proposal bombshell for Debbie Dingle as daughter Sarah fights for her life
Sarah seems suspiciously happy at the proposal news (Credit: ITV)

He then tells Sarah: “I need to ask you something.

“It’s about your mum. I want to ask her to marry me and I want to know if I have your blessing.”

Bizarrely, Sarah doesn’t say no, instead breaking into a massive grin at the prospect.

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Viewers know that Sarah has gone to previously extreme lengths to get Joe out of her mum’s life, and make her own mother’s life hell.

She even told the police about Debbie’s role in Ross’ acid attack to try and get her sent to prison, so her newfound joy is a level of suspicious that it wouldn’t take Jessica Fletcher to sense.

But with Sarah’s blessing clear as the grin on her face, what will Debbie’s answer be?

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