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EMMERDALE 

Soapland is not progressive when it comes to women choosing not to take their husbands’ surnames. 

Barely has the confetti had time to land outside the church than the credits roll, revealing the female’s new name. 

So you can imagine how thrown Tom is when Belle says she has no intention of becoming Mrs King. Despite offering a reasonable explanation (most people called King end up dead, perhaps?), her decision clearly upsets Tom, and eventually she relents.

There’s an even bigger sulk on Tom’s part when he storms off after Belle bemoans the absence of her parents, pointing out that his won’t be there, either. Aww, diddums. 

There is trouble ahead at Belle's big day on Emmerdale

There is trouble ahead at Belle's big day on Emmerdale

On the big day, Belle still hasn’t heard from her beloved so has no idea if the wedding is still on. Didn’t I tell you last week she’d have been better off sticking to the cardboard cut-out?

Anyway, Tom finally confirms that the wedding will go ahead (so magnanimous. Not. Arranging a board meeting couldn’t be less inspiring), but then there’s another spanner in the works. 

Tom the dreamboat 

Emmerdale’s Belle should go to Specsavers if she hasn’t seen the red flags. 

‘Belle is just so in love,’ says Eden Taylor Draper (Belle).

‘And of course, on paper, Tom is such a dream man.’

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Well, the entire spanner shelf at B&Q, to be precise. What’s his issue now? He’s not happy about the oddities in the behaviour of the Dingles. Duh! Seriously? You’ve only just noticed the entire Dingle clan makes Fraggle Rock look like Bridgerton

The happy(ish) event goes ahead, but Tom’s not satisfied yet again when the Dingles continue with their rowdy antics at the reception and he’s furious they’ve ruined the day. 

Belle – you need to get out of there. Fast. I’d stay well away from that cake-cutting knife if I were you; the engravers are probably already chatting to local masons about your headstone.

By far the greatest excitement of the wedding reception, though, is Ruby, who interrupts in order to tell everyone that Caleb and Tracy have been at it. Blimey. Talk about upstaging the bride.

Meanwhile, in the cottage, the cops show up and arrest Rhona for kidnapping. If only they’d been as diligent when there was a

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