Paddy Kirk to feature in very special Emmerdale episode after suicide torment reveals soap boss

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VIEWERS have been heartbroken to see Paddy Kirk struggle with his mental health.

The Emmerdale vet continues his journey to recovery and will be part of another special episode according to soap boss Jane Hudson.

Paddy Kirk has been struggling with his mental health

He received support from those closest to him

His journey to recovery continues

After finding out that his wife Chas Dingle had an affair with the late Al Chapman, Paddy Kirk began a fight with his own thoughts.

It all escalated into him vanishing from the Dales before resurfacing and planning to take his own life.

Since then, multiple villagers have stepped up to help him and the Emmerdale men all gathered round for a special episode aired by ITV on March 10, 2023.

Soap producer Jane Hudson spoke to HOAR and other press, revealing the beloved character portrayed by Dominic Brunt will be at the centre of another “special episode” as he continues his journey to recovery.

“We’re playing this story with real honesty and truth”, she said.

“There is a very special episode coming up soon that I won’t talk too much about but it’s going to be very special and continuing that story about being a man, being a man who doesn’t find it easy to talk, and the help that’s out there and the support you can get.”

Jane Hudson has teased “a really poignant” instalment to fans but Paddy will also have to learn to co-parent with Chas (Lucy Pargeter) after deciding they won’t be working on their marriage.

“It’s going to be a really poignant episode that I can’t wait for you all to see.”

“We follow Paddy’s journey as he tries to co-parent with Chas, which is not easy navigating that new landscape.”

Freshly single and ready to face the future, could Paddy embark on a new romance?

What will happen to his bond with Mandy?

“We know that Paddy and Mandy have a history and we know that they had a more recent history again“, Jane reminded viewers.

“But is Paddy even ready for a relationship and if he is, is Mandy the person to start that relationship with?”

While she remains tight-lipped about what the future holds for Paddy, Jane has admitted there will be “plenty to watch.”

How will it play out?

Emmerdale airs weeknights from 7.30pm on ITV.

Paddy will have to learn to co-parent with Chas

How will his journey to recovery play out?