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Emmerdale’s Lucy Pargeter on Chas and Paddy’s “difficult future”

Will their relationship survive?

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Emmerdale viewers have witnessed heartbreaking scenes between Chas Dingle and Paddy Kirk recently.

The couple have been dealing with the devastating diagnosis that their unborn daughter will not survive childbirth.

And actress Lucy Pargeter warns that this won’t be the end of their troubles.

No couple should have to go through what Chas and Paddy have endured (Credit: ITV)

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In quotes printed in The Sun, she explains that the couple have a rocky road ahead as they deal with the aftermath of their loss.

She also reveals that she’s broken down in tears reading the scripts for the emotional storyline…

Asked if fan favourite couple Paddy and Chas’ relationship will survive the ordeal, she replied: “I really hope they do.

“Hopefully they are going to do it, as we’re doing this storyline, which is two people going through the same experience but have different ways of getting through it.

“So not only have we got the next bit of storyline to do, we’ve also got the aftermath of what happens which I’m sure is going to be equally difficult.”

The couple recently pledged their love to each other in heartbreaking scenes (Credit: ITV)

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Despite admitting that playing the traumatised mum has been “harrowing”, she insists she had no reservations about taking on the challenge.

She said: “It’s my job, I have to do what I’m gifted with, and it’s an amazing storyline.”

Lucy, who recently became a mum of twins via IVF, added: “I’ve just had the girls, it’s been 14 months now but because it’s been so recent the only thing it would do is help with the emotion.

“Reading the scripts has been hard, I’ve been crying a lot at home while reading the scripts.”

The actors – and the viewers – have been in bits (Credit: ITV)

Paddy and Chas had their world turned upside down earlier this year when they were told their unborn child has bilateral renal agenesis, a rare condition which occurs when kidneys fail to develop in a foetus.

Tragically, this means that the child has no chance of survival as there is no cure.

They then made the tough decision to carry the baby full-term, and called her Margerita.

Understandably, Lucy has been nominated for best actress at this year’s Inside Soap Awards.

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