LESS than a year has passed since Priya Sharma was caught in a maze fire during Survival Week.
But as Emmerdale residents celebrate Marlon and Rhona’s wedding, she makes finally overcomes her insecurities.
After months of patience as the chef slowly began to recover from his stroke, Rhona Goskirk and Marlon Dingle are finally officially committing to each other by tying the knot next week.
The pair were able to count on Priya Sharma’s help for their big day, despite her being fired from Take A Vow in recent scenes.
However, while business has been more or less thriving for the wedding planner played by Fiona Wade, her physical appearance has been seriously troubling her in recent months.
In October, 2021, Priya took part in the Hop’s Survival Challenge, only to be trapped in a field maze which was set on fire during a struggle between Andrea Tate and serial killer Meena Jutla.
As ITV viewers may remember, this resulted in Priya getting severely burned.
Although the burns have healed, they’ve triggered a relapse for Priya as she struggled with an eating disorder.
Worried about people’s opinions on her body, she’s been hiding her burns almost religiously.
But in a jaw-dropping turn of events, while at Marlon and Rhona’s wedding party, Priya whips off her jacket, revealing her scars, and dances confidently under her brother Jai’s watchful eye.
This may come as a delightful shock for some viewers as Priya was previously extremely reluctant to accept her scars and remained self-conscious of them for months on end.
And while many will undoubtedly be happy to see her get her confidence back, others may be reminded that one resident didn’t survive the maze fire at all.
As mentioned above, Andrea Tate and Meena Jutla were the accidental cause of the fire.
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The former fought for her life after catching the sinister nurse trying to drown Victoria Sugden and fired a flare gun while she was being chased.
Andrea was brutally knocked out by the murderer and left in the fire, disorientated, to die of asphyxiation.
Meena was eventually sentenced to a lifetime in prison for her death and the murders of Leanna Cavanagh and Ben Tucker.
Emmerdale airs weeknights on ITV.