Mark Wylde is set to leave Emmerdale in the New Year and the soap promises his exit will be nothing short of dramatic.
Millionaire Mark arrived in the village last Christmas with his wife Natasha in search of the perfect country life. However, the peace didn’t last long when his first wife Faye tracked him down and exposed him as a bigamist with a false name and a son, Ryan, who he never knew he had.
With his two wives and four children all living in one village, Mark’s dodgy past was bound to catch up with him and threaten to shatter his future.
As his sordid secrets unravel leaving a trail of devastation in their wake, will the weak-willed womaniser take the easy way out or will someone else do that for him?
Series producer Gavin Blyth said: “The highly anticipated departure of Mark Wylde has given us scope for a fantastic exit storyline over the winter months that will keep viewers on the edge of their seats.”
And whilst the final twist to the tale is being kept firmly under wraps Gavin teased: “We could see history repeated and Mark ditch the dales for a brand new life. Or will he keep his promise and leave the village with ex-flame Faye? Perhaps a twist will ensue and Natasha will get her man for keeps, or could something far more sinister rid Mark of his demons forever?
“This is the final act to be played out for Mark Wylde and it’s guaranteed to be as unpredictable and explosive as when any major character leaves Emmerdale.”
Actor Maxwell Caulfield says of his time in the show: “I can’t believe how fast my year in beautiful Yorkshire has flown by! But there was only so long Mark could keep those two women on the boil before he was the one getting burned! I’m confident the viewers will find this story gripping to the very end. Emmerdale is in great shape and I’ll miss them all.”
Gavin added: “Maxwell has been a true asset to Emmerdale and a highly valued member of our cast. We are indebted to him for his passion and commitment to the show over the past year and he will be greatly missed by the production team and viewers alike.”
Emmerdale airs weeknights at 7pm on ITV, STV, UTV and CTV. The series is produced by ITV Yorkshire in Leeds. The series began life as daytime saga Emmerdale Farm back in 1972.