Things are about to change...
Emmerdale could lose four characters in the coming months as five gripping storylines play out.
Boss Iain Macleod recently revealed that the upcoming plots will “tilt the whole Emmerdale universe on its axis” and a number of characters may leave the soap, according to The Sun.
Pierce Harris, played by actor Jonathan Wrather, is likely to be saying goodbye as he faces punishment for raping his wife.
Ronnie Hale, played by John McArdle, is also rumoured to be leaving as his partner Lawrence White is departing.
In addition, Chrissie and Lachlan White (Louise Marwood and Thomas Atkinson) are also thought to be facing the axe as they are linked in to Lawrence’s departure.
Emmerdale poses have not confirmed or denied any character exits but the cast is allegedly feeling nervous they could too be given the boot.
A source said: “The cast of Emmerdale are starting to feel concerned for the show’s future as one by one all of the regulars are leaving.
“There’s a real feeling of worry over the direction Emmerdale is taking and a lot of the blame is being put on exec producer Iain Mcleaod.
“He’s even been nicknamed Donald Trump by cast and producers because of his cutthroat attitude and the way he’s keen to focus on new signings, not long-standing cast members.
“Pasha Bocarie, who played Rakesh, made no secret that he quit the show over an unenjoyable change and it seems as though other stars are following suit and also leaving because of the change.”