David devastates Tracy Emmerdale
David’s kind gesture spectacularly backfires AND could cost him his marriage to tracy! matthew wolfenden reveals All…
It’s Tracy Metcalfe’s birthday and she’s hoping for a big, fat surprise from husband David. And she gets one – but it’s not what she expected! David finds Leyla Harding slumped in a muddy puddle, wearing her wedding dress. He consoles her… and he ends up giving her the money that he and Tracy had saved for a holiday. ‘Tracy’s really upset about it,’ actor Matthew Wolfenden tells Soaplife. ‘He’s really worried – especially when she ends up sleeping on the sofa.’ Will David’s marriage survive this hiccup?
How have David and Tracy been of late?
It’s been a tough year for them because they’ve been supporting so many family members. They’ve had Eric Pollard’s problems to deal with, plus the Jacob Gallagher and Josh Crowther situation. This all came on the back of David’s cancer. Tracy’s had her dodgy dad, Frank Clayton, to worry about, too. They need time together to focus on each other.
Do they have plans to go away?
Yes. Tracy’s desperate to book a holiday, but David’s saving their money for a rainy day. Tracy eventually gets her way, though, and they decide to go away.
What happens on Tracy’s birthday?
She’s got everyone there ready for her special birthday tea celebrations. She’s very excited as she and David have got this holiday coming up. He’s being more careful as he wants to make sure they have as much money as possible for the trip, so he pops out to do one more delivery, rather than stay for the tea.
What keeps him?
He sees Leyla sitting in a puddle, drunk and in her wedding dress. She’s an absolute mess. Tracy phones David, but he ignores her to talk to Leyla, who admits she’s broke, and it’s not long before he gives her the holiday money.
Why does he do that?
He realises she needs it more than they do. It’s not that he has feelings for her or anything. He’s very fond of her, but he’s happily married to Tracy.
What does Tracy say about it?
David clumsily breaks the news he’s given Leyla the money in front of everyone, so poor Tracy is really upset. She tries to look okay about it, but he quickly realises he’s messed up when she walks out!
What happens next?
David tries to reassure his wife there’s no reason to be jealous. But an upset Tracy explains it’s not about jealousy, it’s about feeling second-best.
Does he think his actions have damaged their marriage?
He’s really worried and he comes up with a plan to win her round with a big surprise. He plans a really romantic day for her.
Do you think David is a good husband?
Yes, but he gets a bit distracted. He needs to slow down sometimes, as he tends to do everything at a gallop.
What else is coming up for David?
You’ll have to keep watching to find out what’s next in store for him!
By Sally Brockway