The first images released by the ITV soap shows Zak (played by Steve Halliwell) struggling as the church service becomes too much for him after the sudden loss of his estranged wife.
He is pictured clutching on to her coffin and then is seen sobbing as he walks away, whilst Kerry Wyatt (Laura Norton) gives him a stern look in the background.
And things don’t get any easier for Zak as when he attempts to leave, Kerry publicly humiliates him for letting Joanie (Denise Black) down in both life and death.
He was left heartbroken last week when she died after suffering a cardiac arrest.
Zak Dingle will break down at Joanie's funeral tonight
As Zak Dingle walks away, Kerry Wyatt humilities him
Joanie had just been released from prison after being arrested for punching newcomer Tommy in the face when she later tragically passed away.
Lisa Dingle (Jane Cox) went to pick her up and used the opportunity to tell her that she was now back with Zak and he wanted a divorce.
Shocked by the news, Joanie fell back and died without any warning.
Joanie and Zak’s marriage fell apart at Christmas after she released he was still in love with his ex-wife Lisa.
Fans had been rooting for a reunion between the two ever since their shock split in 2015 after 19 years together.
Joanie Dingle passed away after being released from prison
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Zak Dingle and Lisa Dingle are back together
Elsewhere in Emmerdale, viewers were still left guessing who the mysterious woman in the village is.
The unknown female arrived at the Dingles’ farm and hid in the barn and fans are wondering if it is Faith Dingle.
The identity of the woman is set to be revealed later this week when she stays at the B&B.
Emmerdale continues tonight at 7pm on ITV.