Bernice Blackstock’s 50th birthday stripper sent chills down viewers’ spines as they were forced to watch the awkward performance.
The salon owner had been trying desperately to avoid people – especially her boyfriend Liam Cavanagh – finding out about her age as her 50th birthday was set to arrive.
But her family made sure he knew by putting balloons and banners all about the place with her age plastered all over it.
She was livid, but her anger only got worse when a policeman arrived, saying they were there to do a little dance for Bernice, at which point he ripped open his shirt and revealed the number 50 written all over his chest.
Bernice went mad and threw him out, chasing him away before she shouted at all her family for ruining her special day, which she would have hoped to forget.
The stripper arrived in a proper police outfit
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But fans were very distracted by the "gross" performance by the stripper, and took to social media to share their upset at the "harrowing" incident.
One said: "That stripper scene in # Emmerdale was without doubt the most harrowing 36 seconds of television I’ve ever watched"
A second joked: "CRINGE and he looked like a real police officer"
Another said: "I think I’m gonna be sick #Emmerdale"
A fourth added: "WHY IS THERE A STRIPPER THAT’S IT I’M LEAVING #emmerdale"
Hopefully Bernice will find time to heal over the awkward situation…
Emmerdale continues on Monday at 7pm on ITV.
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