Priya gets pain and Pearl asks Alicia if it's wind, where Alicia says she doesn't know, as she has never been pregnant or had a baby, leaving Priya to look smug. 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. Every time she was confronted about her disorder, Priya lied saying that she had it under control or sometimes said that she didn't have a disorder full stop. Of course we also love him for being a chip off the old Pollard block, which ramps up the entertainment factor no end. He only saw the relationship as a fun time, but she constantly called and texted him and helped get him business contacts. He said that David had been through quite a few relationship in a short time. 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. She collapses in the cafe and is taken to hospital. Not surprisingly, David hit him and Eric was determined to prove David was lying. David is left troubled by the possibility that he's facing a battle with testicular cancer, and is caught trying to take a picture of his testicles with his pants down by Leyla. Edward Pollock (half-brother)Maternal half-siblings He is angry with Priya for not telling him and later he realises that Priya had told Alicia and Leyla before him. Shemanipulated him into believing that it was a proper full-blown legal relationship. 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. Debbie Dingle headed off to Scotland in August 2019, along with her young son, Jack. In 2006, Lydia told David on her death bed the truth about his father, before she passed away from breast cancer. Jasmine remembered her as Nicola Blackstock, Rodney's trouble-making daughter. Jacob remains with David due to Leyla's insistence. 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. A few days later, the dogs went missing and David and Nicola found one in the B&B where Sharon was staying. When he helps catch a burglar, Leyla agrees to go out with him. He's loyal, gorgeous and going places - which makes Leyla one very lucky lady! Amy begins to try to make him jealous by sleeping with Cain Dingle and she calls Cain a sophisticated older man. Sharon said she wanted nothing to do with any of them and left. Undeterred, David tried flirting with Jasmine again. Number of appearances Alicia was jealous of this but hid her feelings for David but unbeknownst to her David had also felt the same way. He also struck up a love/hate relationship with Jasmine Thomas. He sells his cleaning business and agrees to run the shop full-time, renaming it "David's". http://bit.ly/1Kyx8Ja With Priya still at the police station, Rishi demands to know what's going on. Eric apologised and they went into business together, burying the hatchet permanently. David worries about her the most. Lydia went on to marry an abusive man for financial security with whom she had another child. David's relationship with Leyla broke down shortly before their wedding, when Leyla tried to kidnap her son from her sister Alicia. Nicola, unable to prove Miles was drinking, wanted to inherit everything for herself, and so had resorted to lying about Donald's death. 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. Not wanting to be alone, David tried flirting with Katie. In March 1989, David turned up in Beckindale to cause trouble for his ex wife Kate and her fiancé Joe Sugden. In August 2010, David found out about Leyla's secret son Jacob Gallagher and this almost tore them apart, Leyla promised there were no more secrets and they reconciled but another secret came out when Leyla revealed that her sisters husband Justin Gallagher was, in fact, Jacob's biological father. Subscribe now for more! David enters a relationship with part-time local reporter, Jasmine, but Jasmine discovers that Eric was swindling local pensioner Pearl Ladderbanks (Meg Johnson) out of her money while pretending to be her friend, also shocked to find that David knew. 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. David agreed and subsequently got a home for him and Leyla. Alicia tries ringing him, but unknown to everyone, Priya had switched David's phone off and snuggled up to him, pretending to herself that they were a couple, as she knew she still loved him. From Jasmine Thomas to Alicia Gallagher, here's his relationship history. David and Nicola's relationship was frequently turbulent, due to Nicola's behaviour. On Christmas Day 2019, a baby is left at David's door with a note from his former girlfriend Maya asking for the baby to be taken care of. The truth came out and Eric was stunned to discover that David was claiming to be his son. 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. Alicia Gallagher, Leyla's sister confesses to stealing from the shop. Residence 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. David gets drunk and goes into the Woolpack wearing Leyla's wedding dress. Eric and David's relationship didn't start well. Emmerdale - Jacob Finally Return Home With David … Played by Whilst in the village, David caught Sharon's eye and snogged him after the wedding. Emmerdale viewers saw New Year’s drama occur this evening, as they witnessed David Metcalfe (played by Matthew Wolfenden) taking on the responsibilities required for the surprise baby. Alicia and David's best friend Nikhil Sharma (Rik Makarem) pull David out of the pub, after he agreed to marry Pearl. 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 confronted him and David admitted it and told him why. David starts working on a plan to get the money back but Eric realised money was going missing and set up a secret CCTV camera to watch who used the office, and is devastated when he realizes what David is doing. 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. Her cousin Chas Dingle was a barmaid at The Woolpack and returning one night in April 2007, saw David with Katie Sugden. 26th November 2006 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. 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). When she told him she wasn't like Nicola, he says that was part of the problem. Eventually, a schism occurs in their marriage when Alicia declares that Eric no longer loves David, and he should just leave him. In 2012, Once Alicia had returned from prison she found out that David had begun a relationship with Priya Sharma (Fiona Wade). The wedding still went ahead. David was reluctant to believe them, but when he asked Leyla a few questions, she was disgusted and dumped him. He starts a relationship with schoolteacher Maya Stepney (Louisa Clein), following the end of her marriage to Dr. Liam Cavanagh (Jonny McPherson). Alicia delighted with David, happily accepts. Eventually he recovers from cancer. After Donald regained consciousness and came home from hospital, Nicola, Donald and Miles tried living together as a family at Holdgate Farm. 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. Nicola De Souza (Nicola Wheeler) later arrives in 2007, widow of a much older man, millionaire tycoon Donald De Souza (Michael Jayston). David became attracted to Leyla Harding, who worked at Eric's factory. He noted that because he previously portrayed David's "businessman" and "daft side" - a new gritty storyline for David would be challenging. 27th November 1981 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. Emmerdale - David Finally Discovers the Truth About Maya and Jacob - Duration: 1:19. Nicola tried numerous methods from torn carpet on the stairs to faulty wiring on a train set but none worked. In June 2008, Val Lambert's (Charlie Hardwick) daughter, Sharon Lambert (Victoria Hawkins), returned to the village briefly for her mother's wedding. David Metcalfe is the son of Eric Pollard and Lydia Metcalfe and the father of Amba and Theo Metcalfe, as well as a father-figure to his former step-son Jacob Gallagher who he views as a son. Wolfenden was pleased with their romance because he had a good rapport with Shahidi. "Yes thanks." 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. He is the illegitimate son of Eric Pollard (Chris Chittell). While in the village, David caught Sharon's eye and snogged him after the wedding. She then takes a picture for him. When David and Eric learned of her true motives, they exposed her at the competition, and David dumped her. However this was short lived when Alicia had been sent to prison for punching Val. After some pestering from Leyla's son, Jacob (Alicia's adopted son, but biologically nephew) David gets down on one knee and proposes to Alicia for real this time. David told Del about the money Eric had stolen from his late mother. David was disappointed when Del mistakenly thought her uncle Zak was his father and distanced herself. 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. He conducted a secret DNA test which showed David wasn't his son - but Eric hadn't sent David's cup. Again, Donald found out what Nicola was planning. They are offered to look after a bar in the Algarve by Val's son Paul Lambert (Mathew Bose), Alicia takes Paul up on the offer, and they eventually leave with Jacob after making peace with Lachlan. In March 2016, David worries for Eric when he begins acting like he did after Val died, just as Val's hilariously oversized headstone arrives in the village. While waiting for Eric at the doctor's, Dr. Jermaine Bailey (Micah Balfour) offers to examine David after he says he himself has been having "troubles" recently. In 2011, David took a shine to Alicia. Annoyed with his father, David decided to find someone to run for Eric's Council seat. David wakes up, and pushing Priya away, rushes off to Jacob's sportsday, but finds out he has missed it. Subscribe now for more! Their bond is strengthened because of this. He adopted David but treated him and his mother horribly. 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. After learning of David's affair and realizing that he is ashamed of her past, Tracy decides to end their marriage. 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. David then leaves the village once again. Farrers Barn David once again tried flirting with Jasmine, but she refuses to go any further than having a few drinks with him, and turned him down. Amy then kisses David on the cheek when he says he believed it wasn't her. They get on well, until she felt he had little interest in what she wanted. In March, Martyn Whitby took on the role of Kate Sugden's ex-husband David Hughes. By Daniel Kilkelly Eric didn't seem to care about what David had been through and also implied David's mother had loose morals. 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. Jasmine told Pearl and used her charms on David to get him to buy her a car which she also gave to Pearl. In 2018, Tracy's past as a prostitute is exposed when she gets a stalker. David couldn't find a way to work past what Leyla had done and she left the village. Priya is allowed out of the clinic on Day Release, and goes to find David in the shop, but only Alicia and Pearl are there. Meena finally asked Dave on a … Alicia angrily confronts Priya, threatening to move away. 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. 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. A second test, however, confirmed that Eric was David's biological father. In 2018, David started seeing Maya Stepney. Priya later realises that she has to face up to the fact that she has a disorder and decides to check in to a clinic to get professional help, much to the relief of David. While they talk about David's impending battle, the pair hug and David says that he "loves" Leyla, which Jacob overhears, and wrongly assumes David and Leyla to be an item. [3], Kate Woodward of Inside Soap said that "dreamy David is our kind of guy. David was unsure, but when Eric mocked him about the idea, David decided to go for it. http://bit.ly/1Kyx8Ja David's food poisoning appears to be worsening. In 2016, David highlighted the health issue of testicular cancer. David was working on a plan to get the money back but Eric realised money was going missing. Lydia went on to marry an abusive man for financial security with whom she had another child. Before revealing his identity, he got a job at the Factory, attempting to find out more about his mystery father. All the time, David continues to support Alicia the best he can. 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. The truth then came out, and Eric was stunned to discover that David was claiming to be his son. David initially unable to bond with the baby after what Maya had done to his family eventually welcomes him into the family in a touching scene, naming the baby Theodore Eric Metcalfe. [2] The following year, Shahidi told their reporter that David helped Lelya transform from a girl into a woman ready to run her own business. Fast forward 14 years, and he hasn't … 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. 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. Nikhil persuades David to sober up and become a legitimate businessman. However, David didn't want to be alone, and tried flirting with Katie. Eric had left David's mother before David was born and had also stolen £20,000 from her. Annie goes to see David about why he left Beckindale in the first place, and he tells her because there's no way she'd leave Jacob for him. They get into a catfight and when David broke them up, she hits him over the head with a tray. Leyla arrives in the shop and Alicia and Leyla drive Priya to hospital in Alicia's new car. Lydia Metcalfe David agreed and subsequently got a home for him and Leyla. "[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. He appeared in 2006. He had never trained as a professional actor before joining the serial and had to adjust to working in front of a camera. Sibling(s) He also struck up a flirty friendship with fun-loving Del and hoped some romance would come of it. EMMERDALE’S Jacob Gallagher tries to sabotage dad David Metcalfe and Maya Stepney’s relationship on tonight’s episode. David Brown is an estate agent. Del took revenge by transferring the money David had taken from Eric into an account in her name, and left for South America. She confided in him about her mother's medical problems, and he gave her some money. After some pestering from Leyla's son, Jacob (Alicia's adopted son, but biologically nephew) David gets down on one knee and proposes to Alicia for real this time. David also shows much more concern about Amy and sticks up for her when Leyla accuses Amy of stealing £500 worth of stock from the shop because she thinks that Amy also stole £25 from Eric and Val's B&B "The Grange". http://bit.ly/1Kyx8Ja Jamie heads to the hospital to apologise for hitting Eric, but David reacts badly and punches him. 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