Cathy Hope explodes in a rage over dad Bob in Emmerdale

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RECENT scenes have shown Cathy Hope find a solution to make her heavy cycle more bearable.

But when her secret slips out in Emmerdale, the teen explodes in a blind rage in front of her father Bob.

Cathy Hope celebrates her birthday next week

But her father Bob finds out one of her biggest secrets

She recently started to take the pill for her heavy periods

Teen actress Gabrielle Dowling was thrown back into the spotlight for a never-before-seen storyline.

But next week, her on-screen alter ego Cathy Hope will be celebrating her sweet sixteen in the company of friends after finding a solution for her heavy periods.

Like many young girls and women in her situation, she has opted for the pill, unbeknownst to her father Bob (Tony Audenshaw).

Coming up in the Yorkshire Dales, Cathy is enjoying her sixteenth birthday during a gathering.

Meanwhile, Bob and Brenda Walker (Lesley Dunlop) spy on the kids.

Brenda breaks the news to Bob that his daughter has been taking the pill, thus revealing Cathy’s biggest secret to him.

Bob is upset, realising he’d been kept in the dark all this time.

Things go from bad to worse, however, as Bob doesn’t opt for the tactful approach.

Instead, he asks Cathy to talk to him more about her heavy periods which causes her to be upset.

In fact, the mortified teen bursts into a fit of rage in the midst of her party, asking her guests to leave and Bob is left blindsided.

Can he find a way to help her?

Bernice Blackstock (Samantha Giles) was the first to figure out Cathy was struggling with her menstrual cycle after seeing her lash out on numerous occasions.

She offered her support, much like the one she was craving when she first started to realise she was going through the menopause.

After being caught washing her skirt following an impromptu exit from an exam, Cathy admitted she was embarrassed by her periods and felt deflated as she had no clue what she could do.

Eventually, Bernice’s advice led Cathy straight to Manpreet Sharma’s (Rebecca Sarker) surgery office.

The village GP recommended the contraceptive pill to Cathy and the young girl was finally able to take control of her cycle, bringing her immense relief.

How will Bob’s intrusion change his relationship with Cathy?

Emmerdale airs weeknights from 7.30pm on ITV.

This wouldn’t be Cathy’s first outburst

But how can Bob help his daughter?
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