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Emmerdale star Louisa Clein shares a behind-the-scenes look at Maya Stepney’s dramatic showdown

Her paedophile character Maya Stepney avoided death despite an ominous run-in with Leyla Harding after being caught kissing her teen son Jacob Gallagher. 

And Louisa Clein gave fans a behind-the-scenes look from the showdown between the two characters, as she shared snaps from the set via her Instagram on Tuesday.

The actress, 40, showed off her dishevelled look and blood-spattered face in a selfie, as well as another picture from her trailer as the make-up team helped her prepare for the day’s work.

Intense: Emmerdale star Louisa Clein shared a behind-the-scenes look at paedophile Maya Stepney's dramatic showdown against Leyla Harding via Instagram on Tuesday

Intense: Emmerdale star Louisa Clein shared a behind-the-scenes look at paedophile Maya Stepney’s dramatic showdown against Leyla Harding via Instagram on Tuesday

Despite the traumatic scenes that lay ahead for her character, Louisa beamed as she took a selfie as one of the make-up artists assisted her.

And in another image a crew member was seen dusting dirt onto her shoes to make it seem like she had been running in the forest. 

In the dramatic turn of events, Leyla hit Maya across the head with a rock which caused her to fall into a stream led Jacob’s mum to believe she was dead, however on Tuesday night’s episode it was revealed she had survived the incident.

Grateful for the praise she received from fans about her performance, Louisa wrote on Instagram: ‘Blown away by all your amazing messages about tonight’s episode. Thank you. It was an epic intense cold and smelly experience made bearable by the best team and an owl.’ 

Drama: Her paedophile character Maya Stepney avoided death despite an ominous run-in with Leyla Harding after being caught kissing teen Jacob Gallagher

Drama: Her paedophile character Maya Stepney avoided death despite an ominous run-in with Leyla Harding after being caught kissing teen Jacob Gallagher

Getting ready: The actress, 40, showed off her dishevelled look and blood-spattered face in a selfie as the make-up department helped her prepare for the day's work

Getting ready: The actress, 40, showed off her dishevelled look and blood-spattered face in a selfie as the make-up department helped her prepare for the day’s work

In a good mood: Despite the traumatic scenes that lay ahead for her character, Louisa beamed as she took a selfie with one of the make-up artists assisting her

In a good mood: Despite the traumatic scenes that lay ahead for her character, Louisa beamed as she took a selfie with one of the make-up artists assisting her

Unhappy return: Fans remain convinced that paedophile Maya will return to the Emmerdale pregnant and with enough damning evidence to put Leyla behind bars

Unhappy return: Fans remain convinced that paedophile Maya will return to the Emmerdale pregnant and with enough damning evidence to put Leyla behind bars

On Tuesday fans also got to see a flashback to the Big Night Out which showed how Leyla enacted her revenge on the villainous teacher. 

Fans remain convinced that Maya will return to the Yorkshire village pregnant and with enough damning evidence to put Leyla behind bars.

The fictional character, currently at the heart of a controversial grooming storyline, faces an uncertain future after being seen kissing Leyla’s underage son Jacob Gallagher outside a Hotten nightclub. 

Preparation: In another image a crew member was seen dusting on dirt onto her shoes to make it seem like she had been running in the forest

Preparation: In another image a crew member was seen dusting on dirt onto her shoes to make it seem like she had been running in the forest

Happy: Grateful for the praise she received from fans about her performance, Louisa wrote on Instagram, 'Blown away by all your amazing messages about tonight's episode. Thank you'

Happy: Grateful for the praise she received from fans about her performance, Louisa wrote on Instagram, ‘Blown away by all your amazing messages about tonight’s episode. Thank you’

After the incident, a furious Leyla (played by Roxy Shahidi) tricked her into a ‘car ride,’ and fans believe Maya will return with the news she is carrying Jacob’s (Joe-Warren Plant) baby – and some serious allegations regarding his mother.

Taking to Twitter, one wrote: ‘Either Leyla went back and finished Maya off after the others went home OR Maya told her she was pregnant and that’s why Leyla is so determined they don’t tell David or Jacob anything.’ 

Another added: ‘She ain’t dead. Come on, it’s not that easy, this is Emmerdale! I reckon Maya will turn up having been assaulted and tell everyone she’s pregnant by Jacob. In the words of Rocky, “It ain’t over til it’s over”’ 

Speculation: While she has not been seen since a furious Leyla tricked her into a 'car ride,' fans believe she will return with the news that she is carrying Jacob's baby

Speculation: While she has not been seen since a furious Leyla tricked her into a ‘car ride,’ fans believe she will return with the news that she is carrying Jacob’s baby

While a third speculated: ‘Layla is bluffing. No way Maya is dead. I’m still going with pregnant.’ 

On Monday evening Leyla told a stunned Jacob she murdered Maya after being told about their fling. 

‘I know that your head must be spinning right now,’ she tells her son following his return from Portugal. ‘You have no need to be embarrassed. She is never going to hurt you again.’ 

Revelation: On Monday evening Leyla told a stunned Jacob she murdered Maya after being told about their fling

Revelation: On Monday evening Leyla told a stunned Jacob she murdered Maya after being told about their fling 

Confession: 'I know that your head must be spinning right now,' she tells her son following his return from Portugal

Confession: ‘I know that your head must be spinning right now,’ she tells her son following his return from Portugal

After Jacob insisted Maya was innocent of any wrongdoing and she couldn’t prevent them being together, she quickly assured him she could. 

‘Jacob that woman was a monster,’ she said. ‘I can and I already have. She’s dead. I killed her.’ 

The show continues on Wednesday 8th, ITV at 7:00pm.

Daily Mail UK

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