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Emmerdale's Jimmy King is in a world of trouble at the moment, with his marriage on the rocks and an impending plea hearing over his part in Paul Ashdale's death.

Ahead of Jimmy's appearance in court next week – where he has to decide whether to plead guilty or not guilty to causing death by dangerous driving – actor Nick Miles has opened up about his character's inner-conflict.

Alluding to Jimmy and Nicola's crumbling relationship, Nick admitted that Jimmy is "in as low a place as he could possibly be".

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"His wife has given half of his business away to his arch-enemy Charity to pay for his legal fees. His son's so traumatised he's stopped speaking," he explained. "And his marriage looks like it's in ruins, so he's definitely not in a good place."

With Mandy Dingle set to persuade Jimmy to plead not guilty, is there any chance that he'll listen? Nick Miles is keeping coy.

"I think you should wait and see! We'll leave that a little bit in the air," he teased.

"Jimmy is torn because he feels terribly guilty, and of course it's brought up the guilt he feels about the house collapse and Dawn Hope too. He wants to expunge the guilt by admitting it."

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Hinting that Jimmy's feelings for Mandy may influence his eventual decision, Nick added: "But of course there are lots of powerful arguments on the other side, which are put in by Mandy Dingle. The strongest one is that he'll spend years not seeing his kids."

What will Jimmy decide – and will the Kings pull through their latest hurdle?

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

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