EMMERDALE’S Mandy Dingle will leave the rest of the clan stunned this week when it’s revealed she has a bag stuffed with stolen money.
Her secret is exposed after she and her teenage son Vinny are caught desperately searching for the bag in the barn at Emmerdale’s Butlers Farm.
And – when a suspicious Chas catches them out – she’s floored when she discovers what Mandy’s been hiding.
But where has the money come from? The clue seems to be in the fact that Mandy has a load of casino chips in with the cash. Has she robbed a casino?
While the Dingles are angry with Mandy for trying to sponge off of them, she’s pleased when her cousin Aaron offers to help her get the chips changed.
But it looks like Aaron could be trying to teach Mandy – who’s played by Lisa Riley – a lesson she won’t forget in a hurry as her robbery master plan goes wrong.
After arranging to meet her at the scrap yard, where he tells her that he’ll be taking a cut of the money as commission, Aaron loses the money.
He ‘accidentally’ drops the bag of money into a burning barrel during a heated conversation with Mandy – but what will she do next?
Mandy made a welcome return to the ITV soap last week when she burst in on cousin Marlon’s wife, Jessie, kissing her ex-husband, Al.
Jumping apart, Jessie cried: “What the hell are you doing here?”
Looking seriously unimpressed, Mandy replied: “Ruining the moment obviously.”
Jessie immediately told her off for bursting into her home, but she was having none of it.
She said sarcastically: “I think you’ll find this is his house and you won’t be here much longer.”
As Jessie pleaded with Mandy not to tell her cousin, she said: “Have you been on the nail polish? Of course I have to tell him!”
Jessie then brought up Marlon’s young daughter April, and whipping round, Mandy hissed: “Are you really going to go there? His little girl?
“You’re a cheating skank and you’re not going to talk your way out of this one.”
Viewers were loving Mandy’s sassy return, and took to Twitter to sing her praises.
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One wrote: “Mandy coming in all guns blazing. #Emmerdale #TheDingles.”
Another added: “Mandy Dingle! What a legend! #emmerdale @emmerdale.”
While a third tweeted:”Go on Mandy give her what for #cheatingskank #emmerdale.”
However moments later they were left heartbroken as Marlon discovered what Jessie and Al had been up to in his home.
- Emmerdale is on ITV, weekdays at 7pm