Emmerdale’s Chris Bisson is predicted a major fall for his soap character Jai Sharma.

His character is currently hiding a major secret that he is the father of Rachel Breckle’s unborn baby. Speaking to Stray FM Bisson said "I've had some great storylines. I've got another one building at the moment - a long-running one where Jai has got Rachel the cleaner pregnant.

"That continues to build. We've got a little bit of a break from it while we get through the live episode, then we're straight back into it for Christmas and the New Year. But that's a long-running story, so watch this space."

Speaking about his staying on the soap he said: "I will be here until the middle of next year at least. The character is spiralling - he's on a bit of a downward spiral at the minute. He's not quite in the vortex where he's going down the plughole yet, but he is certainly setting things up nicely for a massive fall!

"I suppose the storyline is such that he will try to keep his baby with Rachel a secret, and the audience will be waiting for his wife Charity to find out. How she reacts, we don't know."

Tonight a live episode of the soap airs at 7pm on ITV to mark the soap’s 40th birthday.