Charley Webb has played Debbie Dingle in Emmerdale for nearly two decades, but it appears that she will be absent for a long time.
After Al deceived Charity into disclosing Debbie and Priya’s revenge scheme earlier this year, the Yorkshire Dales stalwart is currently up in Scotland creating a new life for herself, but a spokeswoman for the soap has now addressed the character’s future.
Webb’s future on the program has sparked speculation after claims that her co-star and husband Matthew Wolfenden, as well as Isabel Hodgins, have been absent from production due to a squabble on set.
Following reports of a racist incident on set, Emmerdale stated that it “has comprehensive processes in place to deal with any allegations brought to our attention.” During filming earlier this year, a mixed-race actress was reportedly disturbed by a “inappropriate comment” made on set, and her accent was allegedly copied.
Although Wolfenden and Hodgins have not publicly addressed the charges, it was previously reported that they have unequivocally denied all of them.
Webb originally appeared on Emmerdale in 2002, with her debut scenes aired on Christmas Eve.
Debbie’s character has been involved in a number of high-profile storylines, including learning that Charity is her mother, welcoming her 15-year-old daughter Sarah, discovering that her partner Cameron is a serial murderer, and suffering life-threatening injuries in a helicopter crash.
Debbie has been seen in recent years grappling with the news that her daughter Sarah’s cancer had resurfaced, as well as getting into a bitter fight with Joe Tate and confessing to being the perpetrator of an acid assault on Ross Barton.
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