David dev­as­tates Tracy Emmerdale

David’s kind ges­ture spec­tac­u­larly back­fires AND could cost him his mar­riage to tracy! matthew wolfenden re­veals All…

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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

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