Emmerdale SignWil Johnson who plays Dom Andrews in Emmerdale is to leave the ITV soap later this year.

His exit from the soap will follow the death of his on-screen daughter Gemma (Tendai Rinomhota) following an altercation with her best friend Belle Dingle (Eden Taylor-Draper).

Daily Star Sunday reports that Johnson was given the option of staying on with the soap by producer Kate Oates but opted to leave after a year in the Dales.

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Speaking to Daily Star Sunday, Wil said:“I’ve had a wonderful time ­playing Dom Andrews but, like with most things, you have to know when it’s time to leave the building, hopefully on a high note. I’m fortunate to be leaving the show off the back of a gripping storyline which I hope the audience will ­appreciate and have empathy for.”

Emmerdale airs weeknights at 7.00pm on ITV.

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