EMMERDALE’S Maya Stepney is on borrowed time.
Emmerdale’s Maya Stepney (Louisa Clein) has sickened viewers with her grim grooming plot against teenager Jacob Gallagher (Joe Warren-Plant) in recent months.
The Emmerdale cast member has started sleeping with her student, but they are set to have a very close call when her boyfriend David Metcalfe’s (Matthew Wolfenden) suspicions are aroused.
He almost catches the pair together at the village hall and then finds Maya’s earring on the floor, making him think Maya is cheating on him.
But while Maya evades being caught for now, viewers have speculated previous victims of hers will come forward and expose her as a serial predator.
One viewer posted on a fan forum: “I really dont believe that Maya has not groomed a teenage boy before Jacob as the way she is acting it is like she has experience of doing this kind of thing.
“Also Leanna might know something of what might have happened at her old school where Maya used to teach.”
Another added: “She’s most definitely done it before. It’ll no doubt come out at the end of this storyline which can’t come soon enough for me.”
A third wrote: “I think she’s done it before. In one scene a few weeks ago Jacob said how unhappy he was over it all and Maya said he was a needy little boy like the others.
“I also think Leanna knows about it. Because she (Leanna) is so unpleasant who would believe her if she said Maya had done this before? She’s not stupid, far from it.”
A fourth chipped in: “It would be interesting if Maya is prosecuted for her relationship with Jacob, and other boys come forward – who have previously been too embarrassed to speak up.”
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It has also been hinted Maya will face justice as soap producer Kate Brooks told Daily Star the story will have the “right outcome”.
Emmerdale continues tonight at 7pm on ITV.