Emmerdale fans convinced Rodney set for Im A Celeb after Aussie accent debut

Emmerdale fans are convinced stalwart star Rodney Blackstock is set for a stint on I'm a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here after he debuted his Australian accent on Monday's episode.

Fans joked that the soap legend, played by Patrick Mower, could soon be seeing Ant and Dec, as he referred to the kids as "ankle-biters" and the toilet as the "dunny".

And though some branded his Aussie accent 'cringe', Rodney persevered as he chatted to son-in-law Jimmy King.

Rodney recently returned from Australia, appearing back in the village just before Jimmy's fatal van crash which killed baddie Paul Ashdale.

Fans flocked to Twitter to share their expectations for Rodney's future, with one writing: "Rodney presenting I'm a Celeb in 2021. Look out Ant and Dec!"

"Rodney should definitely do @imacelebrity!" another penned.

But others were less impressed by Rodders' new accent, with one typing: "Rodney is getting really irritating with his Australian phrases in a fake Australian accent. Jimmy's only seen Crocodile Dundee, no other Aussie show then!"

Someone else posted: "So Rodney spends a short time down under and he picks up a fake accent??"

And a third wrote: "Why does Rodney suddenly think he's Australian?" with a cry-laughing emoji.

Elsewhere in the episode, Kim Tate continued to spiral into illness as viewers suspect she is being poisoned.

Tasked with looking after granddaughter Millie, Kim fell asleep after suffering with stomach pains and short term memory loss.

Millie was diagnosed with a chest infection, but rushed to hospital after revealing she may have taken penicillin – which she is allergic to.

Viewers were baffled by Kim's 'whisky breakfast' as she continued to drown her sorrows despite her declining health.

"Whisky breakfast for Kim Tate. What a boss," one viewer wrote.

Another said: "If Kim was really this ill she'd be laying off the drink surely?"

A third baffled social media user added: "Whiskey in the morning Kim! You'll be outdoing Laurel soon!"

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And another penned: "If they give Kim a drink problem I will lose my s***".

Tracy and boyfriend Nate continued to argue, with many fans suspecting new mum Tracy is suffering from post natal depression.

Things were looking up when Nate suggested they get newborn baby Frankie christened, but tensions were still rife as Nate packed a bag to go and stay with his mum.

And his dad Cain, along with Tracy's friend Leyla, are starting to sniff out that something is wrong as Tracy exploded at Nate in front of them.

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