It looks like Marlon Dingle’s marriage to teacher Jessie will be a rather short-lived affair after Mandy Dingle bursts in on the former head of Hotten High snogging her ex, Al Chapman. Oops.
Jessie – played by departing star, Sandra Marvin – is fed up of the way the kids at the after-school club have been treating her following her high-flying job as headteacher of the local high school.
And last night, Emmerdale viewers saw Al interfere when Jessie complained about being treated like a babysitter.
While Marlon – Mark Charnock – attempted to encourage her in her new venture, Al tried to make Jessie see she was underestimating herself by offering her ‘objective advice’.
Al pointed out that Jessie would always be miserable unless she got back to what she’s good at.
She told him she was good at making mistakes before he agreed and corrected himself, telling her she needed to get back to what she loved.
Jessie then lamented that there was no way she could while she was suspended for what went on with paedophile teacher Maya Stepney.
Al then revealed he had a friend on the board of a private school which was looking for a new head.
Jessie’s interest was immediately piqued before Al revealed the job was in Dubai.
Jessie laughed the suggestion off before Al sweet-talked her with the promise of a salary that would let her see her kids every few weeks. He also smugly pointed out that Jessie’s husband, Marlon, could be a chef anywhere in the world.
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Jessie was left pondering her future. But her relationship with Al will have even more twists later this week as the pair end up reminiscing over past times during a village football match.
Al ends up making a move to kiss Jessie – who married Marlon at Christmas – and he makes another one later.
Jessie reciprocates the second kiss and the pair are mid-snog when Mandy Dingle bursts in on the pair of them, along with son, Vinny.
But what will Mandy do with the information that Jessie has cheated on Marlon?
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