Emmerdale is having a huge year as the program celebrates its 50th year.
One of the most watched shows on ITV continues to be the soap opera, which debuted on the network on October 22, 1972.
Emmerdale’s official Instagram account already made known that the milestone year will be celebrated in a “exciting” manner.
The message read: “Our year of birthdays has started! Later in the year, there will be a lot of great things to look forward to.”
In the fictional Yorkshire village, Meena Jutla’s reign of terror is just beginning to end.
The fictitious Yorkshire village is never completely quiet, though, and there might be some high-profile departures to mark the significant occasion, according to Leeds Live.
Which actors are most likely to leave in 2022? We’ve compiled a list.
Dean Andrews – Will Taylor
Actor Dean hinted earlier this year that he would depart the serial due to the rumored revival of the BBC series Ashes to Ashes and its companion show Life on Mars.
he revealed to the Big Issue: “It appears to be an ongoing situation. And, you know, if I were a gambler, I may wager a few pounds on it.
“All I have to do is beg Emmerdale.
Nicola Wheeler – Nicola King
In a recent interview with ITV This Morning, Nicola Wheeler gave the impression that she would depart the series.
Inquiring about the proposed soap operas, host Phillip Schofield made it seem as though he knew more than Nicola was letting on.
Nicola is now going through a difficult time in Emmerdale. She was attacked and robbed by a girl gang, and in a nasty twist, the brutal attack was recorded and shared online, leaving her traumatized.
Michael Wildman – Al Chapman
Al has experienced a good number of plotlines in recent months. He caused the explosion at the Woolpack Pub on Christmas Day last year; the rest of the hamlet is still in the dark about this.
He and Cain Dingle had a long-running dispute that ended when Al rescued Cain’s life.
This week, after sharing a bed for the first time with Cain’s sister Chas Dingle, Al started a serious relationship with her.
In soap operas, secrets and affairs never truly die, and Al’s relationship with Chas could renew his conflict with Cain and put him in jeopardy.
Ellis, Al’s son, has relocated to Australia, thus Al might leave right now to go see him.
IMDb states that Michael is now recording voiceover work for a Lord of the Rings animated movie.
Michael would have the ideal chance to take a break from the Dales and concentrate on his other acting projects during this time.
Sally Dexter – Faith Dingle
After learning that her cherished character, Faith, has terminal cancer, her future is set.
This week, Faith learned that her cancer had progressed and that the therapy had failed after undergoing it in an effort to buy her more time.
Says Sally “(The leaving plot) is, in my opinion, fantastic. Although I haven’t seen the scripts for her passing, I’m hoping for the best outcome possible. This is a larger family story rather than just a cancer story.”