Laurel Thomas (Charlotte Bellamy) has recently been telling people that she’s ready to move on following the breakdown of her relationship with Jai (Chris Bisson) in Emmerdale.
She had some flirty moments with a man she met in the bar she went to with Nicola (Nicola Wheeler) and Bernice (Samantha Giles), but could she be about to find love closer to home?
Future episodes will see Laurel once again showcasing her flirtatious side and this time the man who’s caught her eye is Marlon (Mark Charnock)’s physiotherapist, Kit (Thoren Ferguson).
Kit has been helping Marlon with his rehabilitation following his stroke. Initially his methods left poor Marlon frustrated and demoralised as he felt he’d never be able to do as much as Kit was pushing him to do.
This was all changed by a clever intervention from Mary (Louise Jameson), who realised that Marlon would get on better if he was doing an activity he enjoyed. She arrived at the house with Kit and a bag of food and announced that Marlon was going to be teaching Kit how to cook.
By the following day Marlon was feeling much more positive about his physio sessions, and managed to stand on his own for the first time since the stroke.
With Kit now visiting the village regularly, it’s not long before he and Laurel meet, and she’s impressed by his flirty charm. Who knows, perhaps he’ll be able to put his new cooking skills to the test by offering to cook her a meal? He has been trained by a top chef, after all.