Disgusted Emmerdale fans were left with a sour taste in their mouths tonight after Maya Stepney’s fate was revealed.
The paedophile teacher was released from prison after abusing Jacob Gallagher for months – then dumped a newborn baby on his family’s doorstep on Christmas morning.
David Metcalfe wanted to keep the baby a secret from the rest of the village while they work out who is the father – but had a scare when Jimmy King came round.
Leyla Harding and Dr Liam Cavanagh tried to track Maya down and paid a visit to her mum’s house – where they made a worrying discovery.
Furious Leyla asked: “Where is she? You know who I’m talking about. That lying cow of a daughter of yours.”
Maya’s mum, Barbara, claimed she had not seen her daughter since she was sent down, before dropping a bombshell.
When Liam asked if she knew Maya was pregnant, Barbara confessed: “She might have mentioned it in a letter.”
Furious Barbara admitted she had no interest in her grandchild as Maya had caused her husband to walk out and for her to lose her all friends.
She then announced that the police had been in contact and revealed Maya’s whereabouts.
The police had told Barbara that Maya’s car had been spotted leaving the country.
Back at home, Leyla announced the shock news to worried David and Jacob.
Emmerdale fans are furious that Maya has abandoned her newborn child and Jacob will not get justice for months of abuse.
Emmerdale viewers were sickened by Maya’s nasty mum.
One viewer said: “No wonder Maya’s got problems-It turns out the apple doesn’t fall very far from the tree!”
Another added: “You can really see part of the reason Maya is such a f***ed up cow”
A third said: “Maya’s mum is a piece of work. so Maya’s left the country…like a bad penny she’ll show up again, probably expecting to pick up her baby & go away with him.”
Dr Cavanagh promised that he would keep their secret and said he knows someone who could speed along their DNA tests.
David said: “The quicker we can do these tests, the better for everyone.”
Which one of David and Jacob the baby daddy? Or is it someone else entirely?
*Emmerdale airs weeknights on ITV at 7pm