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Jasmine Allday & Monde Mwitumwa

Fears Emmerdale's Zak Dingle could die as concerns grow over his health

Emmerdale viewers would expect a shock exit for soap legend Zak Dingle as show bosses hint at a potential death as his condition continues to get worse.

Zak, who is played by actor Steve Halliwell, has previously admitted that he is struggling with his leg and Belle Dingle’s concerns for his health.

During last night’s episode, Zak admitted he had been struggling with his mobility recently. While chatting to Cain and Chas about Caleb's fall and why Cain wasn't the one who did it, Zak took the opportunity and admitted he wasn't doing well.

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"I've told you, it wasn't me," Cain said, "Although I may have been tempted to give him a little nudge if he'd been teetering on the edge up there," as Chas quizzed why Cain and Zak were hiding things, The Mirror reports.

Zak then admitted Cain had been helping him with something, before adding: "If you must know, Cain's been walking Monty the dog for me. He was here having a brew and dropping him off when the police think Caleb fell.

Steve Halliwell as Zak Dingle in Emmerdale, 1998 (Yorkshire TV)

"I can't get about like I used to, can I? My legs have been playing silly beggars. They've been packing in for a while now. I wouldn't want you lot pestering me on the time, treating me like I'm on my way out."

Chas fumed at Cain for not telling her about Zak's deteriorating health, before the elder Dingle admitted: "Cain only knows because he found me on the floor once. I'd gone over and couldn't flaming well get up. It's me that should be embarrassed."

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One shared: "Zak looks so poorly! #Emmerdale," as another added: "Zak is looking ill #Emmerdale." A third wrote: "Omg our Zak! He looks 108 omg #emmerdale," with a fourth adding: "Poor old zak is looking peaky there."

Some fans, though, were delighted to see him back and called for more scenes with the soap icon.

"Yay Zak!! #Emmerdale all we needed was Dingle court and he came back," one wrote, as a second added: "Wheyyy they’ve wheeled out Zak #emmerdale." A third shared: "I love uncle Zak, great to see him #emmerdale."

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