Emmerdale fans call out Paul Ashdale CCTV blunder as he returns from dead to haunt Lydia Dingle


EMMERDALE fans have claimed Lydia Dingle’s severe debt dilemma could easily be solved with CCTV cameras in Monday night’s episode.

There’s no fooling soap fans when it comes to storylines and the latest saw a troubled Lydia Dingle (Karen Blick) learn that her abusive father Paul Ashdale (Reece Dinsdale) took £5,000 worth of gambling money out as a loan from the bank.

Emmerdale fans have spotted a blunder in Lydia Dingle’s debt storyline

As Paul continued to haunt Lydia from beyond the grave, a distressed Lydia told Mandy Dingle (Lisa Riley) that she was unable to get evidence to prove it was Paul.

But Emmerdale viewers are sure they have the answer to all her problems.

Lydia enlightened Mandy about how Paul withdrew cash from an ATM.

This prompted fans to suggest that there must be CCTV covering the area.

Lydia discovered Paul Ashdale had maxed out a credit card in her name
Paul is now dead and Lydia has no way of proving it was him and not her who spent the money

One fan pointed out on Twitter, “There’s no proof? ATM machines have cameras, writers.”

Another noted, “Erm there is CCTV at ATM machines #Emmerdale”.

And another added: “Never mind poor Lydia, poor writing from the #emmerdale team! Paul was male withdrawing money on a female account and there’s such a thing as CCTV to prove this!”

Alas, Vinny Dingle (Bradley Johnson) refused to believe their dad would have planned such a thing without paying her back.

Mandy Dingle was horrified by what her dead ex had done to Lydia

One fan laughed at Vinny’s reasoning and proclaimed: “who TF is Vinny trying to kid that Paul would have paid Lydia back?”

However some fans sympathised with Lydia and said: “He [Vinny] needs to wake up and see his dad as the monster he really is. Putting a card in Lydia’s name running up lots of debt leaving Lydia and Sam to have to sort it. #emmerdale”

Another tweeted: “Surely Sam and Lydia wouldn’t have to pay up for Paul’s fraud! #Emmerdale”.

However fans think the cash machine Paul withdrew money from would have had CCTV

As Vinny headed to the church to organise funeral proceedings, he told vicar Charles Anderson (Kevin Mathurin) that he only has £200 to spend on funeral costs.

Fans grew concerned Vinny will also turn to gambling, just like his father did. One fan predicted: “That will be where Vinny starts gambling to pay for the funeral.”

Will Mandy take action? Will Vinny be able to pay for the funeral?

Emmerdale airs on weekdays at 7pm on ITV.