An Emmerdale star is leaving the show after a whopping 20 years.Actor Kelvin Fletcher, who plays Andy Sugden, has already filmed his final scenes in the role and will bow out on screen in the coming weeks, according to The Sun this evening. The claim follows many months of rumours that a big-name exit was on the way.
Back in March, Emmerdale boss Iain MacLeod hinted that somebody connected to Home Farm would be leaving the show. The Sun’s report claims that a “big and dramatic” exit has been lined up for Andy, but the door will be left open for a possible return.
Fletcher joined the cast of Emmerdale in 1996, when his character – then known as Andy Hopwood – was fostered by Jack and Sarah Sugden. Since then, Andy has been at the centre of some of Emmerdale’s most dramatic storylines – including his on-off feud with his foster brother Robert, his eventful love life and the tragic death of his wife Katie.
Away from Emmerdale, Kelvin has been competing on the race track in his spare time since 2012 and reports tonight have suggested that he now wants to become a full-time rally driver. Talk about a career change!