Emmerdale mother fears ‘social services’ will come knocking at Christmas

Exclusive: As Christmas approaches on the ITV soap opera Emmerdale, a performer has talked about the anxieties of her character.

Olivia Bromley portrays Dawn Taylor in Emmerdale, who soon finds herself terrified that social services will knock on her door after her son Evan is born.

On the ITV soap opera, Dawn and her spouse Billy Fletcher (Jay Kontzle) are expecting a child. Because of her dread of relapsing, the former drug addict was resolved not to take any medicine before or after giving baby.

Olivia, who portrays Dawn, spoke candidly with Express.co.uk recently about her concern that the character may soon need social services due to her history of addiction.

She stated: “Dawn’s anxiety just gets really bad about the kind of medication around her birth, and about the fact that because she was so addicted at the time, she doesn’t remember much about being a young mother in the past.”

“And then to also be deprived of a small child… I believe a great deal of trauma surrounds that.

Emmerdale’s Dawn Taylor has fears about motherhood (Image: ITV)

After her mother passed away from a drug overdose, Dawn was reunited with her son Lucas Taylor (Dexter Ansell), who had been taken away from her when she was a heroin addict. She also adopted a child named Clemmie Reed (Mabel Addison).

Olivia continued, “She starts to worry right away about whether or not Clemmie will be taken away. Everyone else is just like, “Oh, this is so annoying,” but she goes from having no knowledge of social services to having knowledge of them and becomes involved.

“But you can see why because she just panics immediately.”

Will Dawn be able to maintain her composure and believe that she is raising her kids well?

Dawn and Billy give birth to a baby boy (Image: ITV)

About her character’s second attempt at parenthood, Olivia remarked, “I think this second chance of pregnancy and being a mother-and she wants to do everything totally differently and is almost as putting herself under extreme pressure, to be kind of perfect.”

Dawn eventually went into labour in the Christmas market, but when her contractions got harder, Billy was nowhere to be found.

Rather, she receives help from Danny Miller’s character Aaron Dingle before giving birth to a healthy kid named Evan. Billy’s father inspired Evan’s name.

Clemmie had her concerns when Dawn told her she was expecting another child, but hopefully, the youngster and Evan form a strong bond straight away.

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