Emmerdale couple Laurel Thomas and Jai Sharma will go through a seriously troubled time in the upcoming episodes when they discover she is pregnant, ending
Emmerdale viewers were left with their jaws on the floor after Laurel Thomas (Charlotte Bellamy) told boyfriend Jai Sharma (Chris Bisson) their age.
Laurel had felt uncomfortable and Jai suggested she could be pregnant but said it was unlikely considering she was 46 years old.
But instead of being shocked by the previously confirmed baby news, viewers were stunned by Laurel’s age.
A number of Emmerdale fans took to Twitter to share their disbelief at the teenage villager.
Actress Charlotte Bellamy is actually 47 years old – so she actually plays younger than she actually is.
Audiences were being prepared for this story to begin, and the show bosses revealed that it was going to be an incredibly difficult watch.
It was announced that Laurel and Jai would make the decision if they were told the baby has Down syndrome.
And while the upcoming storyline has been subject to severe setbacks online, show producer Laura Shaw has urged viewers to tune in before making decisions.
She said, « As a producer, I’m always nervous about a story we’re making, to be honest, but definitely more so when you know it’s going to be pretty controversial and people are going to have some really strong views. I suppose that’s why it’s such an important story to tell.
« What do I hope are going to stop viewers from doing this? I just hope that they take away that what we showed is wrong or wrong. It’s not about whether you agree or not, it’s just about people making really tough decisions and they should be allowed to do so without living in fear of being judged or embarrassed.
« What you will see in Jai and Laurel’s case is how their decision will affect their lives for years to come. «
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EbeneMagazine – GB – Emmerdale viewers are stunned when pregnant Laurel Jai says she is actually 46