Dan Faces An Uncertain Future
Emmerdale is to explore how one punch has the potential to kill. In tonight's episode (Wednesday 5th July), Dan Spencer (Liam Fox) loses his temper after a run in with daughter Amelia’s (Daisy Campbell) stalker Lloyd (Matt Sutton). During the confrontation, an angry Dan punches Lloyd and it’s soon clear this one act has left Lloyd with serious injuries. As Lloyd fights for his life, Dan faces an uncertain future.
Emmerdale Producer Laura Shaw told us “We want to show the stark reality and devastating impact one punch can have. In a moment of madness, Dan’s world will be turned upside down. His actions could cost him his freedom and more tragically could cost Lloyd his life. As the story unfolds, we’ll see Dan battle with the guilt of what he's done and the impact this one violent act has on his family, friends and the wider community.”
Speaking of his role, Liam Fox said: “This storyline is the best I’ve been a part of in all my time in Emmerdale. When it was first discussed with me, I just knew it was going to be something special. The producers have absolutely come up trumps with a story that really does mean something. So many of us have been in a situation where we could be put in the same position as Dan. Who wouldn’t want to protect their daughter from unwanted attention? Every day of the week somebody somewhere may strike out to hit someone not knowing what that punch could lead to. I just hope we’ve portrayed the story in a way that realistically shows the pain that can be felt on all sides.”