Prepare yourself for an emotional episode of Emmerdale tonight, as Laurel, Gabby and the rest of the village say their goodbyes to Ashley. There are high spirits at Mulberry cottage as you can see from the picture above, but it's hitting all of them hard... and us too, he's been in the soap for twenty years! Yes, we know it's not real etc. Everyone leaves though as Laurel gets one last chance to be alone with her husband... and it is utterly heartbreaking - forewarned is forearmed, so have the tissues at the ready.