Emmerdale boss Iain MacLeod is lining up huge scenes for the White family [ITV]
Emmerdale viewers have known for some time that Chrissie White, Lachlan White and Lawrence White are all leaving the soap.
It’s thought the characters were axed – and now the family are set to feature in one of the “most intense” exit storylines the soap has ever seen.
Tipped to be a “rollercoaster” of a month, the characters, played by John Bowe, Thomas Atkinson and Louise Marwood, will leave in major scenes.
Emmerdale boss Iain MacLeod has even responded to the claims that one of the characters will be killed off, while teasing scenes to come.
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Emmerdale: Chrissie White played by Louise Marwood is leaving the soap [ITV]
Ahead of the scenes, set to air in January, Iain has revealed what fans can expect from the family’s final storyline.
He told TV Times magazine: “There’s been speculation there could be a death as part of their exit story, but I don’t want to reveal too much.
“We are doing something spectacular in January and the Whites will be a major part of that.
“It’ll be one of the most intense rollercoaster months we’ve ever had.”
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Robert Sugden, who has been targeting the family for months, has been tipped to be behind the exit plot.
While Lachlan himself has also been at the centre of rumours suggesting he could murder grandfather Lawrence.
It’s not currently known if Rebecca White, played by Emily Head, will leave the show with her family.
Next week, the character goes into labour – with Rebecca pregnant with Robert’s child after their fling earlier this year.
Emmerdale: Lawrence White is leaving the show [ITV]
Rebecca’s waters will break while on the road while with her love rival Aaron Dingle.
The soap is currently featuring a whodunnit, as the investigation into who killed Emma Barton continues.