Emmerdale's Jai Sharma to be dad

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 29 August 2017
Chris Bisson

Chris Bisson

Jai Sharma will be forced to make some dramatic decisions after he learns his girlfriend Nell Fairfax is pregnant with his child

Emmerdale's Jai Sharma is in for a shock this week when he finds out his girlfriend Nell Fairfax is pregnant with his child.

The sweet factory owner - portrayed by Chris Bisson - will be forced to make some drastic decisions in his life over the next few weeks after his partner - who he's only been dating since the beginning of the year - is carrying his baby.

Chris said: "I think things move quite quickly between Jai and Nell and he comes under a bit of pressure and maybe gets pushed along a little bit quicker than he would like to go. But Nell's pregnancy forces the issue."

The couple's shock baby news forces the businessman to pop the question to the recovering drug addict (Scarlett Archer), but the executive producer has teased that it may not be the happy ever after fans are expecting.

Iain MacLeod explained: "(Having a baby) is a big, intimidating life event and Jai and Nell are still quite new; I know soap years are like dog years but it's still quite early for them. It's a big intimidating life event, isn't it? And as Chris said, Jai and Nell are still quite new really. I know soap years are a bit like dog years. It's a long-term relationship but it's still quite early for that kind of news.I think it's daunting really. It's not that he's dragging his heels or doesn't want this, it's just that it's happening slightly more quickly than he may have wanted. I think there's all kinds of reasons for Jai to be a bit anxious but I think he's still seeing this as his happy ending, it's not that he's a reluctant party in it all."

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