Jacob in Emmerdale is at the centre of a shocking new storyline on the soap involving Maya Stepney – but how old is he, and what happened with Jacob and Maya?
Maya is his stepfather David Metcalfe’s partner, but after Jacob’s crush on her was exposed things took a huge turn as the pair kissed.
Fans are now concerned for Jacob. Here’s all you need to know about the new plot…
Jacob age: How old is Jacob?
Jacob was born on March 31 2003. This makes him 15 years old, and confirms he’s underage.
His age was referenced in a recent episode.
Who is Jacob and how is he related to David Metcalfe?
Jacob is David’s stepson from his marriage to Alicia Gallagher, the adopted mother of Jacob.
Alicia is actually his biological aunt, with her sister Leyla Harding being Jacob’s real mum.
Jacob and Maya: What happened, and what happens next?
Jacob recently developed feelings for Maya after her romance with David.
After helping them reunite after a falling out, he soon realised he too liked Maya.
While Maya initially brushed this off, in a recent episode fans were stunned when she kissed underage Jacob.
It’s now been confirmed that Emmerdale are working closely with Barnardo’s, with the Metro revealing Maya will exploit Jacob’s feelings in a child grooming and abuse storyline.
Maya will continue to try to stop Jacob revealing all about their kiss in the coming episodes.
What’s the age gap between Jacob and Maya?
Jacob is 15, while Maya’s age has not been confirmed.
Actress Louisa Clein who plays Maya is 39 years of age.
Who plays Jacob? How old is he?
Jacob is played by actor Joe-Warren Plant.
He was born April 12 2002 which makes him 16 years old.
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