Earlier today the long-running drama shared a cryptic message with 326,000 followers on its Instagram account, in the form of a line from an upcoming script.
Written in white on a stark, black background, the quote read: “Diane… call an ambulance!” and was accompanied by the caption: “Could somebody's health be about to take a turn for the worse? #WishListWednesday #Emmerdale.”
But Emmerdale has not made it easy for soap fans after they previously teased that they would only unlock the image if they got over a certain number of likes.
Once the previous post had got enough likes from followers, the startling message was unveiled to them on Instagram in a follow up image.
Many fans were left shocked by the quote, which hinted that someone could be in big trouble on the ITV series and commented underneath the caption.
One person quickly wrote next to the image: “I think it's meant to be Faith Dingle Cain and Chas' mum. You know the one that's never ever been mentioned before.”
Could the mystery woman in the barn be in trouble on Emmerdale?
Could somebody's health be about to take a turn for the worse? #WishListWednesday #Emmerdale
Emmerdale Instagram post
The viewer was making reference to the mysterious woman who has been seen in the Dingles’ barn hiding out and had been aided by Sarah Sugden (played by Katie Hill).
However, another Emmerdale viewer had a completely different theory altogether: “Eric! He might have another heart attack or something.”
Meanwhile, a third wrote “Ashley” suggesting that the former vicar (John Middleton) could have his days in the village numbered as his Alzheimer’s could take a turn for the worst.
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Emmerdale's most shocking moments
Thu, January 5, 2017
Emmerdale's most shocking moments: Explosions, car crashes and murder – life in the Dales is never dull. Here are the most dramatic scenes from the popular soap.
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Emmerdale's most dramatic moments
Could Ashley Thomas be trouble on Emmerdale?
The ITV teaser has left fans on tenterhooks after an explosive episode, which saw Zak Dingle (Steve Halliwell) slammed by Kerry Wyatt (Laura Norton) at the funeral of his ex-wife Joanie (Denise Black).
Across the village at Home Farm, Charity Dingle (Emma Atkins) was forgiven for stealing money from Chrissie White (Louise Marwood) to pay for Sarah’s cancer treatment.
Although Lawrence (John Bowe) tried to make things amicable between the Whites and the Dingles, Chrissie was not ready to bury the hatchet with Charity.
Emmerdale continues on ITV tomorrow at 7pm.