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Emma Barton leaving Emmerdale

Emmerdaleemma[I]TV and Emmerdale have denied rumours about Emma Barton actress Gillian’s Kearney exit from the soap.

Earlier this week the sun newspaper revealed that Gillian had been sacked from the show and she was not happy, as she hoped the door would be left open for her to return.

ITV have commented today saying: “Gillian Kearney was intending to leave Emmerdale in May 2017.

“We asked her to extend her contract to play the last chapter of Emma Barton’s story. Gillian was happy to stay with the programme to the end of the year in the knowledge she would be involved in a major storyline this autumn.”

It’s not confirmed how Emma will leave but apparently she’s set to be killed off.

It looks set to be another dramatic summer in the dales.

Emmerdale airs on ITV.

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