Emmerdale spoiler for today May 24, 2023: Jimmy and Tom King in explosive showdown

FROM ITV STRICT EMBARGO Print media - No Use Before Tuesday 16th May 2023 Online Media - No Use Before 0700hrs Tuesday 16th May 2023 Emmerdale - 9686 Wednesday 24th May 2023 Tom King [JAMES CHASE] is still on edge after Belle Dingle’s [EDEN TAYLOR-DRAPER] confession, and when Jimmy King [NICK MILES] approaches him to defend Carl again, he can’t bear it and the two men square up. Tom and Jimmy's argument continues to escalate… Picture contact - [email protected] Photographer - Mark Bruce This photograph is (C) ITV and can only be reproduced for editorial purposes directly in connection with the programme or event mentioned above, or ITV plc. This photograph must not be manipulated [excluding basic cropping] in a manner which alters the visual appearance of the person photographed deemed detrimental or inappropriate by ITV plc Picture Desk. This photograph must not be syndicated to any other company, publication or website, or permanently archived, without the express written permission of ITV Picture Desk. Full Terms and conditions are available on the website www.itv.com/presscentre/itvpictures/terms

TENSION runs high tonight in the Dales as Belle Dingle desperately tries to bring Tom and Jimmy King together.

Sadly, the uncle and nephew duo are too plagued by bad memories and go head to head tonight in Emmerdale.

Jimmy and Tom King struggle to get along

But they’re due for an explosive fight tonight

Can Belle help them patch things up?

Tom King (played by James Chase) rocked up the ITV village but had no intention of rekindling his relationship with his family.

After a decade a Saudi Arabia, however, he was able to bond with Belle Dingle (Eden Taylor-Draper) all over again and she went above and beyond to push Tom towards his uncle Jimmy King (Nick Miles).

But a recent conversation about his late father Carl King, a well-known and feared villain in the village, led Tom to flee, unable to cope with his father’s actions.

Tonight, Belle is determined to be as open as possible with Tom and decides to make a shocking confession.

Belle is due to talk about her former friend Gemma Andrews’ death, which occurred in 2014 while Tom was away in Saudi Arabia.

At the time, Belle was still slowly recovering from their breakup and she befriended Gemma but love rivalry came into the mix.

Gemma and Belle got involved in a shocking altercation and the former got badly hurt after being pushed onto the ground and hitting her head on a rock.

She collapsed unconscious while walking home and eventually died in hospital when she was taken off life support.

Belle received comeuppance for Gemma’s death but she struggled to overcome her guilt.

Following Gemma’s accidental demise, Belle began to hear voices and was overwhelmed by symptoms of psychosis.

She was later diagnosed with schizophrenia.

How will Tom react to Belle’s confession tonight?

While this remains to be seen, Belle is mortified when her actions indirectly lead up to a confrontation between Tom and Jimmy.

Can she help them get along and mend their relationship?

Emmerdale airs tonight from 7.30pm on ITV.

Belle has been trying to push the Kings together

Will her efforts be in vain?
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