Emmerdale spoilers: Leyla Harding’s secret scheme to reunite with David Metcalfe exposed?

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Tonight’s episode of the ITV soap Priya Sharma (played by Fiona Wade) told Leyla (Roxy Shahidi) that David Metcalfe (Matthew Wolfenden) kissed her in news that rocked Jacob Gallagher’s (Joe-Warren Plant) biological mother.

After a chat about how best to help struggling stepfather David, whose relationship with traumatised Jacob has reached new levels of difficult after Maya’s (Louisa Clein) abuse was exposed, Leyla decided to move in to the Emmerdale shopkeeper’s cottage.

Turning up with a packed bag, Leyla told David she was going to stay with him to help look after him after Priya worried he was in a “really bad place”.

At first, David resisted Leyla’s plans, particularly on account of worrying Jacob would be even angrier at his dad’s back-and-forth behaviour.

Leyla assured her ex-boyfriend it was best for Jacob if they continue to co-parent their son, and promised she would sleep in the spare room.

But has this outcome proved Leyla’s plan all along was to worm her way back into David’s life?

And to that end, was Leyla actually the one who attacked Maya?

It wouldn’t be much of a stretch to imagine the events organiser losing control and going after the twisted teacher again given their almighty fight in the woods earlier this year.

Leyla is a fiery character and was so furious when she discovered exactly what Maya had done to her son that she nearly killed her.

Luckily for the character, Maya survived the trauma, but did Leyla return to try and finish off the job last week?

What’s more, Leyla was incredibly quick to “worry” the person who attacked Maya was actually David at the time, telling Eric Pollard (Chris Chittell), Priya and Tracy Metcalfe (Amy Walsh) David had gone missing from the shop during the same time period.

Tracy and Leyla have been at odds on the soap recently, and she was not happy with the latest development.

Could Tracy grow suspicious of Leyla’s true intentions moving in with David and expose her in upcoming episodes?

She told her sister Vanessa Woodfield (Michelle Hardwick) she was “sick of having to live” with Leyla at their cottage.

“She’s been making out like she’s worried about Jacob and then goes and sleeps with David?” Tracy raged in Brenda Hope’s Cafe. “Like that’s not gonna mess everything up even more?”

“Tracy don’t take this the wrong way but is there the slightest chance you’re a little bit jealous?” Vanessa asked, but Tracy furiously denied the claim.

Priya later cornered Tracy in the Woolpack pub and simply said she thought David’s ex-wife should “hear the truth” from her.

“And has anyone bothered to ask if Jacob’s alright with that?” Tracy snapped.

“Well I’m sure they’ll talk to him,” Priya offered, and Tracy couldn’t hold back her anger.

“Do you know what, it’s none of my business,” she declared. “Come on gorgeous [Nate Robinson], take me somewhere more interesting.”

“Don’t mess around you do you?” Nate, taken-aback, asked.

“Not anymore!” Tracy said firmly.

Emmerdale continues tomorrow at 7pm on ITV.

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