Emmerdale’s Bob Hope was torn after he was presented with the opportunity to jump into bed with Bernice Blackstock during Monday’s episode after learning of his partner Wendy Posner’s affair with Dr Liam Cavanagh.
Nurse Wendy (Susan Cookson) and local GP Liam (Jonny McPherson) have been having a secret romance after forming an erotic fiction writing partnership.
Their rendezvous have seen them left dishevelled after a moment of passion behind a sofa, while eagle-eyed viewers noticed Dr Liam was left with a love bite after a night between the sheets.
However, a tearful Wendy decided to put a stop to her relations with Dr Liam this week as she became overwhelmed with guilt after dashing off for a night away with her medic lover while telling Bob she was on a sepsis awareness course.
Unbeknown to Wendy, she and Dr Liam had already been rumbled after Bernice (Samantha Giles) and her pal Nicola King (Nicola Wheeler) spotted the pair kissing last week, with Bernice later blabbing to Bob, leaving him devastated.
Romance is not dead: Emmerdale’s Bob Hope was presented with the opportunity to jump into bed with Bernice Blackstock after learning of his partner Wendy’s affair on Monday
Caught out: Bob’s partner Wendy has been having an affair with her colleague, Dr Liam Cavanagh, but they were rumbled after Bernice (pictured) blabbed to Bob
Bob learned Wendy had lied to him about the sepsis awareness course after discovering a hotel room had been booked for her in Newcastle.
The trip was actually planned by Dr Liam so the pair could enjoy a night of passion together.
Bernice was unable to Wendy and Dr Liam’s affair secret any longer and told Bob, leaving him in floods of tears.
Despite now knowing the truth, he sent his partner Wendy a text asking how she was, telling her that he missed her.
Wendy then became emotional as her feelings of guilt overwhelmed her and she typed out a message which read: ‘I’ve made a terrible mistake. I’ll be home soon.’
But moments later Bob received a different response, with Wendy having deleted the original message, instead doubling down on her lie while telling him the sepsis course was ‘boring’.
Returning from the shower, Dr Liam attempted to comfort Wendy as she poured her heart out, insisting she must end her relationship with him while adding that what she had with Bob was ‘true love’.
A panicked Dr Liam tried to change her mind, telling her he saw a future with her.
The end? A tearful Wendy decided to put a stop to her relations with Dr Liam this week as she became overwhelmed with guilt after dashing off for a night away
Devastated: Bob learned Wendy had lied to him about the sepsis awareness course after discovering a hotel room had been booked for her in Newcastle
Almost: Despite now knowing the truth, Bob sent his partner Wendy a text asking how she was, telling her that he missed her, prompting her originally to almost tell the truth
Twist: But moments later Bob received a different response, with Wendy having deleted the original message, instead doubling down on her lie
Back in the Dales, Bob brought Bernice a glass of wine to her bedroom door as a thanks for telling him the truth and comforting him in the process.
But Bernice saw an opportunity, giving Bob a suggestive look as she told him: ‘Well, you know where I am were you need me,’ as she left her bedroom door ajar while the Spice Girls’ hit 2 Become 1 played in the background.
Viewers were quick to react to the scenes, with many calling for Bob to take the hint from Bernice, while others said Wendy’s feelings of guilt for Bob were too little too late.
Taking to Twitter, someone wrote: ‘Bernice back in tempting minx mode Seeing an opportunity, didn’t take her long did it!!!!!!!!! After blasting cheating people and aiming venom at them.. now eager to get a piece of bob to herself,’ before laughing: ‘Spice Girls 2 Become 1 playing in background.’
Someone else shared: ‘I’m shocked Bob didn’t knock the door off of its hinges after an offer like that from Bernice.’
While another soap fan remarked: ‘Bob, better be about to step in Bernice’s boudoir in 3,2,1… Give Wendy something to actually cry about.’
‘Dirty Bob actually considering the offer,’ commented another viewer.
While someone else wrote about Wendy: ‘If she’s got true love with Bob how come she’s having an affair with Liam.’
Another person posted: ‘Too little, too late Wendy… you have cheated tons already, you can’t act all sincere now.’
While someone else insisted: ‘Actually Wendy you’ll be lucky if Bob doesn’t cut your clothes up.’
‘Poor Bob. No point with waterworks now Wendy, sat in hotel waiting for the next bit of sexy time,’ wrote another viewer.
It comes after Emmerdale fans were left astounded by Dr Liam and nurse Wendy’s lacklustre attempt to keep their affair secret during Friday’s episode as their steamy romance was finally unveiled.
The pair’s relationship had blossomed after they formed an award-winning erotic fiction writing partnership.
But things took a turn for the worse this week when Bernice nearly caught Liam and Wendy in bed together at the B&B, prompting Liam to hide under the bed and Wendy to pretend to be asleep.
Bernice later went in to clean the room and discovered a love letter from Liam to Wendy, which she was soon discussing with other village residents in the cafe as she was unable to keep it secret.
A panicked Wendy later manage to convince Bernice the love letter was simply part of the fiction writing partnership she’d formed with Liam and, convinced they’d got away with it, Liam and Wendy later laughed at the situation.
Caught red handed! It comes after Emmerdale fans were astounded by Dr Liam and nurse Wendy’s lacklustre attempt to keep their affair secret during Friday’s episode
Spotted! Liam and Wendy shared a kiss when they thought no one was watching, only for the pair to be caught out by Bernice (Samantha Giles) and her pal Nicola King (Nicola Wheeler)
The pair thought that no one was watching, only for the pair to be caught out by Bernice and Nicola King (Nicola Wheeler).
The moment left soap fans astounded, with viewers unable to believe Liam and Wendy had kissed so freely by an open window.
Taking to Twitter, one person joked: ‘Let’s just sit by a window where anyone can see, and talk about how great we are at covering our tracks.’
Someone else shared: ‘Kissing in front of the window, not a great idea if you’re trying to keep it secret, so stupid.’
While another viewer posted: ‘Typical. Stand in front of a window snogging when you’re have a secret affair so the two local gossips see you……pfft.’
Another Emmerdale fan joked: ‘If you don’t want to be seen stand in the window. No one will see you there.’
‘Probably not the best idea to make out in front of a window!’, wrote another viewer, while someone else asked: ‘Did they not even think to close the curtains.’
Another viewer laughed: ‘And that’s why you snog in front of a window so two of the villages biggest gossips can see you.’
Fan shock: The moment left soap fans astounded, with viewers unable to believe Liam and Wendy had kissed so freely by an open window
Romance: Dr Liam and nurse Wendy recently enjoyed a moment of passion on the floor behind a sofa
Steamy: The heat was turned up as Dr Liam and Wendy were seen coming up for air after their steamy session
While someone else sarcastically commented: ‘”Nah we’re fine in front of this window, no one will see us, honest”.’
‘Bernice and Nicola have caught Wendy and Liam in the act,’ poster another viewer.
While someone else tweeted: ‘I just knew someone would see Liam and Wendy through the shed door.’
Emmerdale continues on ITV1 and ITVX on Tuesday at 7.30pm.