Emmerdale fans discover Ethan’s secret date’s identity after major Speedo mishap

Emmerdale fans were left gobsmacked on Wednesday night after Luke Posner (Max Parker) was exposed as the guy who had been trying to seduce Ethan Anderson (Emile John) on a dating app.

Their suspicions were first raised when Ethan revealed that his mystery man had blocked him, after he sent a photo of himself on the beach to him.

Luke and Victoria Sugden (Isabel Hodgins) tried to tell him the picture wouldn't have been the reason, and that the guy probably had a secret wife and kids.

But when Luke joked that Ethan in his Speedos wouldn't be enough of a reason, the unlucky-in-love lad's ears pricked up – and so did fans'.

Before the catfishing news was confirmed, fans flocked to Twitter to share their theories – and it turned out they were right.

One said: "Luke catfished him didn't he? Amazing how he disappears and when he comes back, the mystery man has suddenly blocked him."

Another wrote: "Luke said more than he should've. Rumbled by Ethan the would-be lawyer who never works."

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A third wondered: "How did he know he was in his swimming gear."

Someone else added: "Luke proper stitched himself up there."

While a fifth went on: "Has Ethan realised that Luke is his date?"

It wasn't long before Ethan confronted Luke about it, and the redhead hunk finally came clean when Ethan threatened to tell Victoria.

Ethan scolded him: "I said that picture of me was on the beach, I never mentioned any Speedos.

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"My mystery app man – turns out there was no wife, just a girlfriend. I know it was you."

Luke tried to deny it, but Ethan pushed: "Why don't me, you and Vic look through your phone together then we can debunk your crazy theory?"

It was then that Luke cracked, saying: "I didn't mean to lead you on, alright?"

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Luke's sexuality has been a major part of his storylines since he joined the ITV soap.

Viewers know he has a male ex, who he claims was just a one-night stand.

And later this week, his mum Wendy Posner (Susan Cookson) quizzes him about it again.

She tells him that Ethan has blabbed about the dating app, but Luke rushes out and says he doesn't have time to talk.

It looks like, although struggling with his feelings, Luke may be forced to open up and reveal the truth to Victoria.

Away from the soap, actor Max Parker is in a relationship with his on-screen brother Kris Mochrie.

The lads have enjoyed some lavish holidays during their time together, and it's clear that neither of them would end up getting blocked if they sent a potential date a snap in their Speedos.

Emmerdale airs weekdays at 7pm, with an extra episode at 8pm on Thursdays, on ITV

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