ITV Emmerdale fans 'work out' who will help Belle Dingle leave Tom King after spotting huge clue

Emmerdale fans are on the edge of their seats after spotting a massive hint that Mandy Dingle could be the one to save Belle (Eden Taylor-Draper) from her abusive husband, Tom King (played by James Chase). In a chilling episode, viewers watched in horror as Tom's anger escalated, ending with him forcing Belle's hand under scalding water.

The ITV soap has been laying the groundwork for a harrowing storyline where Belle is trapped in a cycle of coercive control by Tom, and it seems things are only going to get darker. But eagle-eyed fans believe they've picked up on a significant clue that could spell hope for Belle's escape.

As the tension-filled evening came to a close, Mandy seemed to be hot on the heels of the troubled couple, prompting speculation that she's onto Tom's vile behaviour. Fans took to social media to share their theories, with comments like: "I'm sure Mandy suspects something - she didn't waste time coming up the stairs after Belle and Tom # Emmerdale," and "I hope Mandy following them upstairs means she's cottoned on! ".

Mandy Dingle with Tom King and Belle Dingle
Mandy Dingle with Tom King and Belle Dingle in Emmerdale -Credit:ITV

Others are calling for Mandy to piece together the puzzle, with tweets reading: "Will Mandy figure it out #Emmerdale," and "I wish Belle would tell Mandy or someone else what's going on and how uncomfortable she is. #Emmerdale." Another fan expressed confidence in Mandy's savvy, writing: "Mandy is not thick. I am gonna need her to notice.", reports the Mirror.

Emma Atkins, who plays Charity Dingle, has hinted at an upcoming revelation that will bring the Dingles into the fray, potentially setting the stage for a dramatic intervention. Speaking about the gripping plot, she revealed to Digital Spy: "I don't think there's anyone at home who's watching that story and not screaming out at the TV because it's so well done. It's been so well scripted and played excellently by those two - Eden and James."

She hinted at a family uproar, saying, "I think at some point the Dingles will no doubt find out and then there'll be extreme anger and upset and support for Belle, because the Dingles always come together to rally round to support whoever's in need."

Teasing Emmerdale enthusiasts with what's to come, she added: "I think it's going to be explosive eventually. And for now it's watching it trickling out it's watching it play out. It's brilliantly done but it's painful to watch."

If you or someone you know has been affected by issues raised in this article you can contact Women’s Aid or call The Freephone 24 hour National Domestic Violence Helpline, run by Refuge on 0808 2000 247.