Emmerdale's Tom Waterhouse has a nasty surprise in store for Debbie Dingle tonight (January 2) as he tricks her on her first day working with him.
Tom (Ned Porteous) has decided that his girlfriend should be part of the business and she couldn't be happier to be involved, but Emmerdale fans know that he's hiding a major ulterior motive.
In tonight's hour-long episode, Tom brushes off questions from Debbie about why Sam Dingle and Lydia Hart were arrested in the woods on New Year's Day.
Keen to hide the fact that he was responsible for the police being called, Tom "kindly" offers to get them a lawyer.
Later on, Debbie has her first chance to get stuck into something exciting at the office when she's invited to sign off on a big deal as a witness.
Sadly for Debbie, she doesn't read the paperwork properly and is oblivious to what she's putting her name to.
It's only later that Debbie realises she may have made a major mistake with this one, but is it already too late to do anything about it?
Charley Webb, who plays Debbie, recently teased: "It's a big move for Debbie to start working at Tom's office, but Debbie is ambitious and she doesn't want to stay working in the garage forever. She's enjoyed accompanying Tom on business trips, so I think she's hopeful she can make an impact in his office.
"Debbie is at the office and Tom's colleague asks her to sign off a deal as a witness. Debbie neglects to check what she is actually signing. She's a bit distracted, as it's her first day and she doesn't even think about it being dodgy."
Asked how Debbie will react when the truth comes out, Charley replied: "The betrayal will be enormous. It will break her heart, every part of it. The double crossing and deceit is too much. I don't think she could ever forgive him."
Emmerdale airs tonight at 7pm on ITV.
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