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Emmerdale SPOILER: Chas and Paddy’s baby dies

The day the couple have been dreading finally arrives

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Make sure you’ve got some tissues handy for next week’s Emmerdale as Chas and Paddy are forced to say goodbye to their daughter, Grace.

Chas will go into labour in scenes later this week and when their baby arrives, the couple realise they’re now on borrowed time with Grace as the countdown to her death has begun.

Their joy is short-lived (Credit: ITV)

They share some tender moments as they talk about all the things Grace will miss out on in her life, leaving Paddy to start dreaming about a trip away with his daughter.

Back on the ward, Grace passes away while Chas cradles her in her arms, leaving her and Paddy bereft and knowing that their lives will never be the same.

Later, Chas tells son Aaron that he must go ahead with his wedding to Robert because they need something happy.

Viewers knew that Chas and Paddy’s baby Grace had been diagnosed with bilateral renal agenesis and wouldn’t survive long after being born.

Fans can expect extremely emotional scenes coming up as Chas goes in to labour and the pair welcome and then say goodbye to their baby girl.

But Lucy Pargeter reveals that the scenes should surprise viewers, too.

Chas will go into labour in scenes this week (Credit: ITV)

In an interview published in The Sun, she revealed that watchers will be “smiling through their tears”.

Explaining how they hope the episode will help people going through similar experiences, she said: “It’s not your typical episode.

“I was pleased to see it because I didn’t want to do as much harrowing birth [acting] and everything.”

She added: “It will hopefully have people smiling through their tears as well as being deeply upset by it.”

Admitting that the scenes have been some of the most “difficult” she’s ever filmed, Lucy revealed she didn’t have to dig too deep to find the emotions as both she and Dominic Brunt [who plays Paddy] have young children.

She continued: “We’ve had to go to some pretty dark places.

Will the couple help each other through their grief? (Credit: ITV)

“It’s been difficult but the writing has been so beautiful and the topic is so emotive anyway that it’s been ridiculously harrowing and really hard but, as I say, we’re not going through it – we get to go home to our beautiful kids and we’ve been lucky to have healthy kids.”

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Emmerdale airs week nights at 7pm on ITV with an extra episode at 8pm on Thursdays

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