Emmerdale's Charley Webb confirms she has left soap for good

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Charkey Webb has said she will not return to 'Emmerdale'. (Getty Images)

Emmerdale star Charley Webb has confirmed she has left the soap for good.

The 33-year-old actor joined the ITV soap opera as a teenager in 2002 playing Debbie Dingle and last appeared on screen in February 2021.

Webb was asked in an Instagram Q&A if she has left Emmerdale, to which she replied: "This is always my most asked question but I’ve never answered it before because I’ve never wanted to make a big deal of it.

"I left to have Ace 2 years ago. I went back at the end of last year for 10 weeks to complete a storyline. So, I guess officially it’s been a year. I never felt the need to announce it which is why we didn’t."

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Charley Webb confirmed she has left Emmerdale for good. (Instagram)
Charley Webb confirmed she has left Emmerdale for good. (Instagram)

The soap star has three sons - Buster, 11, Bowie, six and two-year-old Ace - with Emmerdale co-star Matthew Wolfenden and took maternity leave from the soap three times.

Debbie left the Dales to live in Scotland after being betrayed by her mother Charity Dingle. But her family remain in the soap, so it was thought that the door could be open for her to return in the future.

Webb said of having more children: "People say you know when you're done having babies. I don't feel that way. I'm actually really broody at the moment but it's not quite the right time."

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 03:  Charley Webb and Matthew Wolfenden attend  The British Soap Awards at The Lowry Theatre on June 3, 2017 in Manchester, England. The Soap Awards will be aired on June 6 on ITV at 8pm.  (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)
Charley Webb is married to Emmerdale star Matthew Wolfenden. (Getty Images)

She also confirmed to her 548k Instagram followers that Emma Atkins, who plays her onscreen mother Charity, is her best friend and lives "30 seconds walk" from her home.

She added, "Our kids are like brothers, I love it."

Wolfenden, 41, has played David Metcalfe in the soap since 2006.

Webb and Wolfenden married in 2018, having dated for more than 10 years.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 22:  Charley Webb and Emma Atkins attend the National Television Awards held at the O2 Arena on January 22, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)
Charley Webb says her soap mum Emma Atkins is her best friend. (Getty Images)

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Webb's older brother is fellow soap actor Jamie Lomas who has appeared in Hollyoaks and EastEnders.

Last year Webb revealed she was in "agony" after being involved in a car accident.

The soap star previously opened up about the pain she suffered during her third pregnancy after contracting symphysis pubis dysfuntion (SPD).

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