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Emmerdale’s Maya actress hints Jacob plot is far from over ahead of reveal

Emmerdale’s Maya and Jacob are finally exposed next week, but actress Louisa Clein has teased the grooming storyline is far from over.

Jacob, the teenage stepson of Maya, has been groomed by her for months, with her manipulating him into believing they were in love.

His girlfriend Liv Flaherty, who he was using to cover his tracks, rumbled the pair recently and even recorded Jacob confessing their love for each other.

Somehow, the truth finally comes out to other characters including Jacob’s biological mother Leyla, while she, Maya and others are on a night out.

The events of this night are said to change things forever, with a teaser showing Maya with a bloodied wound on her head.

While exact details are not yet confirmed about who catches Maya and Jacob in the act, actress Louisa has promised there’s still more to come.

Speaking of the aftermath to her being exposed, she revealed: “I don't think Maya has been expecting to get caught or preparing for the event.

“She really did naively believe the plan they had, which was to wait for Jacob to finish school, become public and say nothing happened while Maya was his teacher. They would live happily ever after and she believes that could work.

“Suddenly the reality of it all coming out triggers pure fear, panic and self-defence. Being caught in this way means there is no going back. But it's how Maya deals with that.”

Louisa added: “Is she someone that's going to run away and hide from it? Is she someone that's going to confront it and try and defend herself? Is she going to get that opportunity? It's all to play for still."

Speaking of the moment she’s outed, she went on: “One of the girls catches Maya and Jacob and goes and tells the others. The reaction of the girls is one of complete and utter shock, then comes an unbelievable fury.

"There is also the sense of guilt that they have let Jacob down, that they've been played by Maya. They start piecing together the previous months and suddenly it all fits.

“Because of their characters, they all react in different ways, but they all have their own personal agenda as to how they would like to deal with Maya."

Emmerdale airs weeknights at 7pm on ITV with an extra episode at 8pm on Thursdays.

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