Emmerdale star Marc Silcock has revealed details of the severe setbacks in store for Jackson Walsh and Aaron Livesy in next week’s episodes.
Upcoming instalments of the ITV1 soap will see Silcock’s character discover that he is highly likely to remain paralysed from his shoulders down in the aftermath of the shock train accident which nearly claimed his life.
After receiving the devastating news, Jackson ends up rejecting Aaron, declaring that their relationship is over and he never wants to see him again.
Speaking of Jackson’s decision, Silcock commented: “I think there’s a massive weight on Jackson’s shoulders. After being told he can’t walk again, he sends Aaron away and says ‘you need to be with somebody else’. I think he does it to protect Aaron.
“He doesn’t want the man that he loves to have to spend the rest of his life caring for him – getting him in and out of bed, putting him in the shower – he doesn’t want that for Aaron. Everything has completely changed now and their relationship can never be as it was before.”
Next week, viewers will also see Jackson angrily blaming Aaron for the fact that his van ended up in the path of the train on the fateful night of the accident.
However, Silcock said: “At the end of the day, Jackson tried to get the phone while he was driving – so it’s Jackson’s fault, but he has nobody else to blame and he feels helpless so he’s trying to pass it onto somebody else.”
Meanwhile, asked whether Jackson and Aaron have a future, the actor replied: “This puts a massive spanner in the works – it’s changed the whole relationship. I do think it’d be difficult to see Aaron and Jackson settle down after this.”