Emmerdale spoilers: Belle Dingle's mental health spirals as Jamie gets a fake witness to testify against her

BELLE Dingle heads on a downward spiral next week in Emmerdale after Jamie Tate gets a fake witness to give evidence against her.

Belle betrayed her former lover Jamie by turning into the police after he confessed to running over her sister-in-law Moira and showed her the evidence.

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But Jamie was having none of it and decided to implicate Belle in the hit and run, using his ex Andrea as an alibi. 

Overwhelmed with everything that’s happening, Belle – who was previously diagnosed with schizophrenia on the soap – will start hearing the voice of her dead mum Lisa this week. 

And next week’s episodes of Emmerdale will see things worsen for Belle as she arrives home after a tortuous night at the police station. 

The Dingles speculate over the identity of the new witness who’s given evidence against Belle. 

Later, Sam realises Belle is falling behind on her medication and encourages her to take her pills. 

But when the voice of Lisa tells Belle not to, she refuses to obey Sam. 

Later, Cain accosts Jamie in the street, but Moira drags him away. 

Moira hatches a plan and reckons there’ll be some evidence lying around somewhere that they can use against Jamie. 

It’s not long before Cain and Moira are breaking into Home Farm to find the evidence. 

Meanwhile, Nate is stunned when he learns the extent of Belle’s history with schizophrenia and fumes over Jamie hurting her. 

Later, the Dingles are shocked when Nate offers to take the blame for the hit and run to protect Belle. 

Cain is impressed by Nate’s bravery.

But Tracy, who’s been listening to the entire conversation, rages at Nate for thinking of going to prison and leaving her behind. 

But later, Cain and Nate arrive at the station. 

While Nate have the guts to go through with the confusion. 

Elsewhere, Belle’s mental health takes a turn for the worse as she heads on a downward spiral.

Speaking about the impact of the stressful situation on Belle’s mental health, Eden Taylor-Draper – who plays Belle – revealed: “It's having a massive impact. 

"There's the stress of the situation and Belle hasn't really had anyone there for her, especially when she was pretending to love Jamie – she felt very alone. Even though the Dingles have now forgiven her for what she did, she still feels cast out.

"Belle's mental health isn't great and it's taken a turn. Nobody is really there to see it happening or prevent it. Belle starts to spiral."

The actress went on: “At first it's her mum – she thinks she can hear Lisa. Belle finds that massively comforting. I don't think she really realises that she's ill. Because it's her mum, she just thinks it's great.

“Then her mum says she has to get revenge and that it's all about getting her own back. Belle starts to do things that aren't right and that aren't Belle. She doesn't understand why her mum wants her to do those things.

“Because it's her mum, she trusts it and goes with it. That's when it becomes serious.”

"She's depressed and in a rut. Obviously Belle has been in prison before and that's why the psychosis developed. I can't imagine she'd cope well at all. She is more fragile."

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