Whilst in the village, David caught Sharon's eye and snogged him after the wedding. He gets a job at the sweet factory so that he can find out more about his father, striking up a flirty friendship with fun-loving Del Dingle (Hayley Tamaddon) and hoped some romance would come of it, but was disappointed when Del mistakenly thought her uncle Zak Dingle (Steve Halliwell) was his father and distanced herself. Emmerdale's David found a hotel room confirmation receipt which Maya planned to use with his son Jacob, but the wool was eventually pulled over his eyes with another lie. He is the illegitimate son of Eric Pollard (Chris Chittell). Chas told Del, who also confronted Katie and realised Katie was telling the truth. He had come to the village to find his biological father, Eric Pollard. When he helps catch a burglar, Leyla agrees to go out with him. The truth then came out, and Eric was stunned to discover that David was claiming to be his son. However, they have a trackrecord for overcoming their problems and obstacles to overcome, but they have a "strong and believable relationship to build on". Emmerdale fans have been left fearing the worst after the baby was revealed to be David's, believing that it might actually be Jacob's Maya Stepneyis the ex-wife ofLiam Cavanagh, and the formerhistory teacher at Hotten Academy who was in a relationship with David Metcalfewhile groominghis sixteen-year-old son, Jacob Gallagher. David and Nicola's relationship was frequently turbulent, due to Nicola's behaviour. He is standing near Noreen Bell (Jenny Tomasin) when she opens a cupboard door and turns on a light, creating a spark which starts a series of explosions setting him on fire and the house collapses. In January 2007, a second test finally proved that Eric was David's biological father. Duration He conducted a secret DNA test which showed David wasn't his son but Eric hadn't sent David's cup. Despite his father's disapproval of his friendship with Del, they continued to get along and David told Del about the money Eric had stolen from his late mother. Emmerdale - David Finally Discovers the Truth About Maya and Jacob - Duration: 1:19. Nicola, who was Sharon's rival, offered to dogsit. In 2016, David highlighted the health issue of testicular cancer. (First line, to Louise Appleton), 2007-2009: Relationship with Nicola De Souza, 2009-2013: relationships with Leyla and Alicia, 2014-2015: Birth of Amba and split from Alicia, 2018-: Relationship with Maya Stepney and Jacob's abuse. When David and Eric learned of her true motives, they exposed her at the competition, and David dumped her. Alicia and David begin a new relationship but it becomes rocky when Priya announces she is pregnant, but David reassures Alicia that he loves her and not Priya and is only standing by Priya because she is carrying his child. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Nathan used the tape to blackmail David and also promised to ruin Eric's business, if David didn't give him what he wanted, he offered to pay the deposit on a house for David and Leyla, if David got him planning permission for the barn. Meena finally asked Dave on a … All the time, David continues to support Alicia the best he can. He conducted a secret DNA test which showed David wasn't his son - but Eric hadn't sent David's cup. However this was short lived when Alicia had been sent to prison for punching Val. For some time after, Eric and David's relationship was difficult. Emmerdale fans were gutted for David after Victoria brought up some painful memories. They got on well, until she felt he had little interest in what she wanted. Amba pulls through and is allowed to be taken home weeks later. This failed as Nicola schemed to kill him and frame Cindy for Donald's murder so she would inherit his money, and tried numerous methods from torn carpet on the stairs to faulty wiring on a train set, but none worked as David, disgusted with her plans - which he had refused to have any part of - sabotaged every attempt. 2006 to present He compared David to Eric, in the sense that they are "rogues" but everyone still likes them. On their return to Holdgate Farm, Donald threw Nicola out. Eric and Val manage to convince David that Leyla was lying to get his money. Spouse(s) The following day; his 13th birthday, he confronts them about their encounter, and David sets the record straight, in the process telling Jacob that he might have cancer. Emmerdale spoilers: Shock passion for Meena Jutla and David Metcalfe? A few days later, the dogs went missing and David and Nicola found one in the B&B where Sharon was staying. Undeterred, David tried flirting with Jasmine again. Subscribe now for more! He became attracted to Leyla Harding (Roxy Shahidi), who worked at Eric's factory. Eric and David's relationship didn't start well. Eric knew nothing of David until he arrived in the village later that year. Former Councilman Alan Turner suggested David run. Nathan set David up by getting a female friend of his to make a pass at David as it was being recorded on video. David showed the village he was his father's son by evicting local businessman Rodney Blackstock (Patrick Mower) from a barn he had rented from Eric and starting a love/hate relationship with Jasmine Thomas (Jenna-Louise Coleman). David insists he remain in the village to support Eric, who is now shutting everyone out, against Alicia's wish. Father The wedding still went ahead. David's recently adopted sister Amy Wyatt takes a shine to David. They do make up, but eventually decide to separate as Alicia is unwilling to remain in the village, unlike David, who wants to stay because of his dad, Amba, and his shop, which he plans to buy back from Carly Hope (Gemma Atkinson). At Christmas time, Eric comes to his senses, and becomes reintegrated into the fabric of the village, especially after he finds the engagement ring among the rubbish bags. Emmerdale's Jamie Tate faces violent row in 26 new spoiler pictures Your full collection of photos revealing what's ahead in the village in the week commencing Monday, November 9. He gives out impressions that he likes her, he also says that he "Really likes" her to her face when she is upset. Alicia is furious, and tells David that he is not only Amba's dad, but Jacob's too. They dated very happily for a while until Jasmine found out that Eric was swindling local pensioner Pearl Ladderbanks while pretending to be her friend and that David knew. Annoyed with his father, David decided to find someone to run for Eric's Council seat. She was involved in the Big Night Out andwas recently releasedfrom heryear-long prison sentence. [1] The pair get married and, coincidentally, David's ex-fiancée and Alicia's sister Leyla arrives back in the village, only to be told that it is David and Alicia's wedding day. http://bit.ly/1Kyx8Ja With Priya still at the police station, Rishi demands to know what's going on. David got nasty but Miles, (who Jasmine was now attached to), escorted him out of the pub and made sure David realised it was best to stay away from her. Jasmine had used the help of Miles De Souza (Ayden Callaghan), Nicola's stepson, in her plan, so that he could inherit the family business and their estate. Lydia went on to marry an abusive man for financial security with whom she had another child. Eric and Val managed to convince David that Leyla was lying to get his money. Emmerdale's Charley Webb and Matthew Wolfenden aka Debbie Dingle and David Metcalfe - real-life relationship, children, wedding dress, house and Instagram. He is the illegitimate son of Eric Pollard (Chris Chittell). In 2011, David took a shine to Alicia. David and Nicola's relationship was very up and down, due to Nicola's behaviour. Nicola and David continued to date throughout 2008, but near the end of the year, the relationship began to unravel when they learned the church was going to be sold. On their return to Holdgate Farm, Donald throws Nicola out, leading to her going to David, but he sent her away, not wanting to be with a woman who was capable of murder. After learning of David's affair and realizing that he is ashamed of her past, Tracy decides to end their marriage. Eventually, after Lachlan and Jacob fight, David kidnaps Lachlan, and the entire village turns against the Whites, the truth comes out and Lachlan is arrested. Alicia Gallagher (Natalie Anderson), Leyla's sister, confesses to stealing from the shop. Sharon then said she wanted nothing to do with any of them and left. Delilah's cousin Chas Dingle (Lucy Pargeter), a barmaid at the Woolpack pub, saw David with Katie Sugden (Sammy Winward). Priya struggles to cope as a single parent and calls David when she knows he is needed for the "Father Sons" race at Jacob's sportsday. They split up with Eric leaving knowing nothing the existence of his son, David Metcalfe, who was born shortly after. In 2018, David started seeing Maya Stepney. David's next relationship with part-time local reporter, Jasmine. David couldn't find a way to work past what Leyla had done and she left the village. They decided to be just friends and got married so that Jacob could keep living with David whilst Alicia served a prison sentence for assault. Seeing an opportunity to make a good profit, David worked with his father Eric to get the church, while Nicola worked to sabotage efforts to keep the church from being sold. [2] Wolfenden told Inside Soap's reporter that he had tried to make David likeable throughout his tenure. Mother They went their separate ways for a few months, but grew closer in April 2009. David isn't best too pleased either. David arrives in the village in late 2006, immediately turning the ladies' heads. David told Eric how Lydia struggled financially and then when she married his adoptive father, Mr. Metcalfe, he treated David like dirt. Unfortunately for David, Nicola resented Eric's involvement, and began to bask in the new respect that her old friends and family had for her, and she began making genuine efforts to help the choir win a local competition. Eric Pollard http://bit.ly/1Kyx8Ja Jamie heads to the hospital to apologise for hitting Eric, but David reacts badly and punches him. She collapses in the cafe and is taken to hospital. Matthew Wolfenden Leyla and David have since reconciled when they decided that they couldn't bear to be apart. In March 1989, David turned up in Beckindale to cause trouble for his ex wife Kate and her fiancé Joe Sugden. Lachlan calls Alicia a bitch after the trial, which leaves her devastated. David Metcalfe was born on 27th November 1981 to Lydia Metcalfe as a result of an affair she had with her father's colleague Eric Pollard. In 2018, Tracy's past as a prostitute is exposed when she gets a stalker. When she told him she wasn't like Nicola, he says that was part of the problem. Meena Jutla (Paige Sandhu) doesn’t take too kindly to rejection in Emmerdale, which is something that David Metcalfe (Matthew Wolfenden) could be set to find out the hard way. Leyla and David pulled together when Jacob went missing and Leyla tried to convince David she loved him, but he hated that she had lied to him and moved out of the house and into the B&B with his Father and Stepmother. She then takes a picture for him. "[5] A writer from Holy Soap named David's most memorable moment as being "a showdown with his father, which ended in a tearful happy ending. David Metcalfe was born on 27th November 1981 to Lydia Metcalfe as a result of an affair she had with her father's colleague Eric Pollard. Annie invites David and Pru to Emmerdale Farm for dinner, but Sam tells Pru that David is unwelcome at Emmerdale Farm. They overheard Sharon telling a friend that she didn't care about David and was only staying until time for another big party with the rich and famous. In 2012, Once Alicia had returned from prison she found out that David had begun a relationship with Priya Sharma (Fiona Wade). Lydia Metcalfe He also struck up a flirty friendship with fun-loving Del and hoped some romance would come of it. However, this was short-lived when Alicia had been sent to prison for hitting Val. However, the funeral derails when Eric hijacks Val's hearse and takes it into the countryside. David was unsure, but when Eric mocked him about the idea, David decided to go for it. David became attracted to Leyla Harding, who worked at Eric's factory. David tells Priya that he is a husband and a father of a son and a daughter, and that she doesn't fit into the equation anymore, as his family is Alicia, Jacob and Amba. In June 2008, Val Lambert's (Charlie Hardwick) daughter, Sharon Lambert (Victoria Hawkins), returned to the village briefly for her mother's wedding. Despite having had a fight with Grayson, she turned David down. Sharon said she wanted nothing to do with any of them and left. Seeing an opportunity to make a good profit, David worked with his father Eric to get the church, while Nicola worked to sabotage efforts to keep the church from being sold. Amy then kisses David on the cheek when he says he believed it wasn't her. She had a few drinks with him in The Woolpack but knocked him back when he tried taking things further. Subscribe now for more! In March 2014, David discovers that Priya, who is pregnant with his baby, is suffering from severe anorexia nervosa and that their baby could be at risk. Priya gives birth to David's daughter Amba in the car. One of her friends had a dog she couldn't take on an overseas trip. Leyla later found the tape when her and David were doing up the house and believed he was having an affair, he managed to convince her that it was a setup and they reconciled. Again, Donald found out what Nicola was planning, and persuades Nicola to go with him up on the moors. His girlfriend Leyla Harding later found the tape when her and David were doing up the house and believed he was having an affair, he managed to convince her that it was a setup and they reconciled. High quality Emmerdale gifts and merchandise. They get into a catfight and when David broke them up, she hits him over the head with a tray. Maya had been revealed to be heavily pregnant in a previous episode when released from prison after entering a relationship with David's stepson Jacob after grooming him. He's loyal, gorgeous and going places - which makes Leyla one very lucky lady! David is infuriated by this. Not surprisingly, David hit him and Eric was determined to prove David was lying. He adopted David but treated him and his mother horribly. In 2013, Alicia started a new relationship with local villager Dom Andrews and during this time David's feelings for Alicia grew stronger even though he was in a relationship with Priya but after Alicia was shot during Cameron Murray's siege in The Woolpack David decided he wanted to be with Alicia and not Priya, realising that he loves her, leaving Priya devastated the night before their wedding. The pair get married and, coincidentally, David's ex-fiancee and Alicia's sister Leyla arrives back in the village, only to be told that it is David and Alicia's wedding day. After Donald regained consciousness and came home from hospital, Nicola, Donald and Miles tried living together as a family at Holdgate Farm. Wolfenden was pleased with their romance because he had a good rapport with Shahidi. David was unsure, but when Eric mocked him about the idea, David decided to go for it. In 2011, David took a shine to Alicia. He sells his cleaning business and agrees to run the shop full-time, renaming it "David's". https://emmerdale.fandom.com/wiki/David_Metcalfe?oldid=239309. However, Eric made it clear that he didn't care and implied that Lydia had loose morals, so David hit him, making Eric determined to prove that David is lying. Eric had left David's mother before David was born and had also stolen £20,000 from her. http://bit.ly/1Kyx8Ja David's food poisoning appears to be worsening. Alicia delighted with David, happily accepts. He said that David had been through quite a few relationship in a short time. Unfortunately for him, she was with Grayson Sinclair and also pregnant with his baby. Wolfenden originally auditioned for the role Eli Dingle. Amy begins to try to make him jealous by sleeping with Cain Dingle and she calls Cain a sophisticated older man. Nicola and David continued to date throughout 2008, but near the end of the year, the relationship began to unravel when they learned the church was going to be sold. David is crushed, but comes to accept the divorce. David arrived in late 2006 and immediately turned the ladies' heads. Eric eventually tells David he's having trouble urinating, and David insists he go to the doctor, warning him that it could be a sign of cancer. Wolfenden revealed that he was contracted until December and said that he was committed to staying with Emmerdale beyond that point. At The Woolpack, Nicola informed Sharon that David had dumped her for Nicola. Annoyed with his father, David decided to find someone to run for Eric's Council seat. He only saw the relationship as a fun time, but she constantly called and texted him and helped get him business contacts. David was working on a plan to get the money back but Eric realised money was going missing. Their bond is strengthened because of this. 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