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Emmerdale SPOILER: Aaron Dingle goes off the rails after losing husband Robert Sugden

Robert and Aaron fled the village

It looks like there could be dark times ahead for Aaron Dingle after he loses his husband Robert Sugden in Emmerdale.

In Tuesday night’s episode of the show (October 15 2019) the couple found out rapist Lee Posner had died in hospital, more than likely as a result of Robert hitting him over the head.

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Robert hit rapist Lee over the head (Credit: ITV)

Deciding to try and get away from the village, Robert and his husband said a quick goodbye and left, but it sounds like this won’t be the last we see of them.

So when the rug is pulled from underneath his feet, it really affects Aaron and it makes him behave in ways he wouldn’t normally.

Speaking to Inside Soap, Emmerdale producer Kate Brooks revealed: “When a big character like Robert exits, there is huge story potential in terms of kicking off the next chapter for Aaron.

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Lee raped Robert’s sister Victoria (Credit: ITV)

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“Robert leaving is going to hit him hard.

“He is the love of Aaron’s life whom he adored, and has kept Aaron anchored and on the straight and narrow.

“So when the rug is pulled from underneath his feet, it really affects Aaron and it makes him behave in ways he wouldn’t normally.”

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Aaron could be facing prison (Credit: ITV)

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She added: “I think we’re going to see the Aaron of old, before Robert came along and straightened him out.

“We have loads of great stuff for Danny and Isobel [Steele], as they try to navigate their world without Robert in it.”

While it remains to be seen exactly how Robert will leave the show, we know Aaron is not going with him.

What will happen on the boys’ attempted getaway that means Aaron is left behind?

Emmerdale airs weeknights at 7pm on ITV, with an extra episode at 8pm on Thursdays.

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