EMMERDALE viewers have spotted a huge blunder with Bear Wolf’s claim he can’t read in last night’s episode.
The vintage wrestler – who is played by actor Joshua Richards in the ITV soap – ruined his son Paddy and fiancee Chas Dingle’s pregnancy by reading their scan letter and telling them the gender of their baby last week.
But last night it emerged that he had simply guessed the gender and the drama was for nothing because he cannot read – something that makes no sense in the soap because he was introduced into the soap having exchanged epic love letters with Paddy’s late mum.
Bear’s illiteracy was revealed when Faith Dingle clocked that he had bought Paddy a card for a grandfather and worked out that he couldn’t read.
Cornering him at Paddy’s 50th birthday celebrations she said: “Silly mistake with the card eh? Anyone who couldn’t read maybe? Just tell me, if you can’t read how did you read the letter with the scan?”
“I guessed,” he admitted.
“I mean there is a good chance they’re having a boy. It’s a simple mistake, I’m sure we can salvage this.”
But viewers were quick to remember that the idea that Bear can’t read flies in the face of how he was introduced to the soap months ago.
When Mandy Dingle made her brief return at Christmas she gave Paddy some letters she had found from Bear that were sent to Paddy’s mum during their affair.
And fans have realised it means the soap has made a whopping blunder because if Bear can’t read now – how did he read and write love letters to Paddy’s mum for years.
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One perplexed viewer wrote on Digital Spy: “I may be going mad but I’m sure we have seen him reading and didn’t the affair with Paddy’s mum get discovered as they wrote each other long love letters so how would he know what to say if he couldn’t read what she had written?
“So unless in the past he got someone else to read the letters and write a reply but then if he did that surely he could have got someone to choose the correct card in the shop?
“Bear seems a really annoying character I don’t understand why he pretended Paddy and Chas are having a boy he should have just given the scan to Faith to look at or not revealed it at all as if they have a girl it is going to be weird for them and considering they lost Grace it doesn’t seem very sensitive to upset them involving a baby.”
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