Emmerdale Theory: Amelia Spencer’s Cause of Death Rumbled After Horror Index Drops | Television & Radio | Showbiz and television
Amelia (played by Daisy Campbell) has become the center of a self-confidence story on Emmerdale in recent months, with the youngster becoming obsessed with the number of likes she receives on social media posts. In order to be what she believes to be the best version of herself, she began changing her physical appearance, whether through extreme forms of exercise or taking dangerous substances. Something from Friday’s edition of the ITV soap seemed to indicate that the teenager was about to find herself in a problematic situation that she might not be able to get out of.
One of Amelia’s last attempts to change her appearance came when she started drinking weight gain syrup to make parts of her body appear larger.
Unfortunately, this came about following a conversation with Samson Dingle (Sam Hall), who inadvertently gave him the idea to buy such products.
Instead of feeling scared by the impacts the supplements can have on someone’s body, she was eager to buy them and as soon as she received the packet, she was constantly drinking it.
The negative effects soon showed up when she started having blurry vision because she couldn’t read part of the review she was doing.
It will only get worse in the weeks to come until someone other than Cathy Hope (Gabrielle Dowling) realizes what the young woman is doing to herself.
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However, from these scenes of the young woman drinking the noxious syrup, viewers took to Twitter to voice their suspicions that it could kill her.
Michelle wrote on the social media platform, “What did Amelia just drink? She’s gonna end up killing herself #Emmerdale.”
Dan added: “I hope Amelia realizes things can be dangerous #Emmerdale”, Chris writing: “#Emmerdale will they take Amelia’s story to the end or just a visit to the magic hospital?
“#Emmerdale If they don’t really hurt or kill Amelia, aren’t they setting a really bad example for vulnerable young people,” they continued.
“What is Amelia drinking? #Emmerdale @emmerdale,” Tam asked.
It was explained by the show’s producer, Laura Shaw, that another villager would be facing a health crisis following the stroke of Marlon Dingle (Mark Charnock).
Speaking to Express.co.uk and other media, she said: “Marlon’s long recovery continues, another character will face a health scenario.
“It will have a huge impact on everyone close to them,” she continued, but could that character be Amelia?
The youngster’s death would send shockwaves through the village and affect many of the show’s most beloved characters.
Not only would Samson and Cathy be heartbroken, but Amelia’s uncle Dan Spencer (Liam Fox) would be heartbroken over her exit from the soap opera.
How will they react when they find out she poisoned herself and realize that Cathy knew Amelia was taking supplements?
Executive producer Jane Hudson also spoke about the importance of the young cast at the center of the storylines.
Speaking to Express.co.uk and other outlets, she said: “I think it’s really important for the show that we have stories for everyone.
“What separates soap operas from a lot of dramas is our reach, which is teenagers up to 90 and over. We have a lot of viewers to satisfy.
“This year, Noah, Amelia, Samson, Archie, Cathy and Sarah – you’re going to see them a lot more prominently in the stories.”
“Because they deal with subjects that affect their generation and we see how they manage things”, continued the boss of the soap.
“It’s really important that we keep our young people through because they are our next generation.”
Amelia has been a cast member for over 10 years and has grown into a character in her own right in recent years due to the more mature storylines she has tackled.
Will this really be how she leaves the show, or will the writers want to take the youngster on a much darker journey?
Emmerdale airs weekdays at 7.30pm on ITV, with an hour-long episode airing on Thursdays.