Emmerdale's Woolpack pub could be forced to close forever

By Craig Jones & Ryan Paton

Concerns are growing for the future of Emmerdale's Woolpack pub.

The long-running soap's iconic boozer has fallen on hard times as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic - as Leeds Live reports.

The show has introduced the storyline to explore the real-life hardship the hospitality sector has faced during the lockdowns

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The pub landlords, Marlon and Chas Dingle, are planning to host a barbecue in the show in an attempt to boost the pub's revenue.

However, spoilers for next week's episodes have revealed this is set to end in disaster.

Marlon gets Matty to work cash in hand on the grill - but the untrained chef suffers a nasty burn which results in his mother Moira demanding compensation.

Mark Charnock, who plays Marlon Dingle, told Inside Soap how he is concerned this may be the final nail in the coffin for the Woolpack.

The actor said: "Marlon and Chas are absolutely on their knees.

“If they’re sued by Moira and Matty this could be the end of the Woolpack as we know it.

“I love this story because of the pandemic it feels very real.

“Owning the pub is Marlon’s dream but right now he deeply regrets it.”

Emmerdale airs tonight at 6:45pm on ITV and ITVHub

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