EMMERDALE fans were left distracted by Nate’s fainting blunder on Thursday night as Tracy’s gory prank seriously backfired.
Tracy played a prank on Nate to see if he’d cope with her pregnancy
Worried Nate would be too squeamish to support her at the birth of their child, Tracy decided to test the soon-to-be father.
Viewers watched as Tracy cover a tea towel in tomato sauce while she was cooking – and pretend she’d sliced open her finger.
Nate immediately fainted, but it was the way he jumped back up shortly after collapsing onto the floor that caught fans’ attention.
Tracy pretended she’d cut her finger by covering a tea towel in tomato sauce
Emmerdale fans were stunned by how quickly Nate got up after he collapsed
One wrote: “The whole Nate passing out thing was a bit dramatic , especially how quick he got back up.”
Another added: “The way he got back up was robotic.”
A third viewer chimed in: “Hahahahaha Nate collapsing had me in stitches…..brilliant!!!”
A fourth said: “Ok Nate fainting was really funny.”
Tracy is rushed to hospital next week when she goes into labour
After the prank, Nate told Tracy he didn’t think he’d be able to be at the birth – much to her horror.
Next week, viewers will see Nate continue to fret as he sets himself gory tests to try and prepare for the birth.
But despite his attempts to overcome his squeamishness, he still struggles to cope when Tracy goes into labour.
Nate panics and escapes out into the corridor
Cain encourages Nate to support Tracy and he rushes back for the final stages of the pregnancy
Cain rushes them to hospital when Tracy’s waters break, and Tracy is taken off to the labour ward.
But Nate feels overwhelmed by the situation and escapes to the corridor, where he ends up bonding with Cain.
Encouraged by Cain’s words, Nate rushes back to Tracy for the final stages of her labour.
As Tracy gives birth, Nate holds up his daughter in his hands and beams with pride.
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