Gabby (played by Rosie Bentham) was hellbent on destroying Leyla’s (Roxy Shahidi) life only a few weeks ago on Emmerdale as she blamed the latter for driving her mother Bernice Blackstock (Samantha Giles) out of the village. However, after a heart-to-heart, the businesswoman took the troubled youngster under her wing and has appointed her as an apprentice at Take A Vow. Liam’s (Jonny McPherson) partner might come to regret offering such kindness as, during Wednesday’s episode of the ITV soap, it became apparent the teenager is still trying to cause trouble for the couple. This could be because she has taken a liking to one of the characters, but could they be in serious danger?
The latest instalment of the weeknight serial drama saw Gabby nestling into her new role at Take A Vow and as Leyla ranted about her hectic morning, the youngster tried to offer some reassurance, telling her she is “always in a good mood, expect when Liam upsets [her].”
Conversation then turned to the businesswoman’s holiday to Ibiza with her partner, a breakaway the teenager thought she was going on.
When Liam’s partner admitted she would throw her phone in the sea if she received a work call, her apprentice asked: “Yeah, and what if it’s me pinging you, sat on my own hating my life?”
“I’m sure it’s going to rain every day and the flights will be delayed,” Leyla replied before going on to voice her frustrations at having to join her partner and his daughter for dinner.
It then seemed the youngster had a plan up her sleeve to get her boss out of her evening plans and to possibly spend more time with her.
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Later on in the episode, Gabby seemed more upset than usual and after some digging, Leyla discovered it was down to boy trouble.
The youngster said she’d met a guy called Michael at a recent freshers party and thought he might have liked her.
Having had her fair share of relationship dramas, her boss took pity on her and although Liam tried to offer some advice, the teenager revelled in the fact the businesswoman was supporting her.
Offering some words of wisdom, Leyla told her apprentice: “You’re not stupid. He is for not realising how lucky he is to have someone like you interested in him.”
Gabby took this as a compliment and seemed to believe this was an indication Leyla was offering more than a supportive shoulder.
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