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Emmerdale spoilers: Debbie Dingle's exit storyline explained as actress Charley Webb gives birth

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Hanna Fillingham

Emmerdale fans have known for a while that Debbie Dingle would be leaving the village on a temporary basis, following actress Charley Webb's pregnancy announcement at the beginning of the year. And this week, the soap star gave birth to her third son, confirming the happy news on Instagram. Charley's exit storyline is set to air next week, as Debbie decides to move to Scotland, but it doesn't go according to plan when Sarah decides that she doesn't want to leave. Elsewhere, the residents come to terms with the devastating aftermath of the fire, while Amy and Kerry deal with their guilt in very different ways. Robert and Aaron's surrogacy dreams are also threatened when Natalie has second thoughts about going through with it.

Debbie Dingle is leaving Emmerdale

Debbie Dingle leaves the village

Debbie is getting ready to leave Emmerdale to go to Scotland, but Cain reacts badly when he hears her plans – and is especially wary about how Charity will take the news. But Charity isn't the only person who's reluctant about her move, as Sarah is equally unimpressed. Vanessa later finds out that she and Charity will be moving into Debbie's place when she leaves, but doesn't realise that there's a catch that will have a huge impact.

Kerry and Amy have different ways of coping following the fire

Kerry and Amy struggle with their guilt

Kerry encourages Amy to act normal while still in denial that they actually caused the fire. However, later when the factory safe is opened and the money they stole is found to be missing, she starts to struggle. The next day, Kerry is called down to the police station to be questioned, and is alarmed when she overhears Amy almost confessing what they did to Nate.

Jai suspects Rishi and Manpreet

Priya and Jai suspect Rishi and Manpreet started the fire

Priya and Jai are suspicious that Rishi and Manpreet started the fire, while Jai and Priya are shocked when they read the terms of Kim's loan. Jai is livid at Rishi as he reads it, and sees no solution to their financial crisis. Jai later gets annoyed with the factory staff when they ask about their wages, and is angry at Rishi for the mess he's caused. Later at Home Farm, Kim offers to buy the factory to help Jai's financial situation. Manpreet later prepares to leave, but is caught by Jai and Priya – will they be able to persuade her to stay and support Rishi?

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