Emmerdale viewers were left utterly disgusted tonight as teacher Maya Stepney was up to her manipulative tricks again in a desperate bid to get control of Jacob once again.
The schoolteacher has lost her hold over Jacob recently and is trying to claw it back.
And this evening, Maya noticed that Jacob was trying to become friends with Liv again after the pair fell out over Gabby.
But Maya was keen to quickly drive a wedge between them by stirring the pot with Gabby.
The manipulative teacher smirked as she told Gabby that she had taken Jacob and Gabby’s renewed friendship "very well" considering the circumstances.
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And furious viewers flocked to Twitter to condemn her.
One tweeted: "Maya stirring witch! #Emmerdale."
While another commented: "Maya is pathetic driving a wedge between Gabby & Olivia now just because she wants Jacob isolated & all to herself. #Emmerdale."
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A third remarked: "Maya loves stirring that pot. #Emmerdale."
"Maya that was just cruel! #emmerdale," one fumed.
Another wrote: "Maya the disgusting manipulative b**** #emmerdale."
*Emmerdale airs weekdays at 7pm with an additional episode on Thursdays on ITV
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