January 28, 2023

Fiona Wade has spoken about why she decided to leave Emmerdale after 12 years.

In scenes airing next week, the 43-year-old actress will retire from the soap in a dramatic storyline as her character Priya Sharma is haunted by her traumatic past, before her daughter Amba is kidnapped by David Metcalfe.

Before her departure, Fiona said that leaving the Dales was “one of the hardest decisions I’ve ever had to make” and she struggled to control her emotions while filming her last scenes as Priya.

Goodbye: Fiona Wade has spoken about why she decided to leave Emmerdale after 12 years

‘It was one of the hardest decisions I’ve ever had to make. Leaving my Emmerdale family is a big thing and it wasn’t easy filming my last few scenes,” she said.

“When you’ve been somewhere for so long and that’s your day to day, it’s hard and it feels sad.

“But as every actor knows, you need to challenge yourself and that is also very important. There are so many blessings that come to you when you’re in a show like Emmerdale.

Terrifying: The Actress, 43, Will Retire From The Soap In A Dramatic Storyline As Her Character Priya Sharma Is Haunted By Her Traumatic Past, Before Her Daughter Amba Is Kidnapped.

Terrifying: The actress, 43, will retire from the soap in a dramatic storyline as her character Priya Sharma is haunted by her traumatic past, before her daughter Amba is kidnapped.

Emotional: Fiona Said Leaving The Dales Was

Emotional: Fiona said leaving the Dales was “one of the hardest decisions I’ve ever had to make” and she struggled to control her emotions while filming her last scenes

‘To have a character that you can make your own, to have fantastic writers that allow you to grow into this incredible character.

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“Also, the friends you make and the experiences you have are invaluable.”

Fiona’s final scenes as Priya will air next week, with the actress wrapping up filming late last year.

Next Chapter: Priya Is Haunted By Her Past When She Has A Flashback, Before Her Client Offers Her A Chance At A New Life In London.

Next Chapter: Priya is haunted by her past when she has a flashback, before her client offers her a chance at a new life in London.

Priya is haunted by her past as she has a flashback to when the murderer Meena Jutla (Paige Sadhu) trapped her in a terrible fire that left her severely burned.

She runs away from Take A Vow and tells the client Justin why she ran away the next day, who offers her a job at his company in London, the same one he offered to Leyla, who takes the news badly.

Ready for a fresh start, Priya’s plan is halted when David Metcalfe discovers that she wants to take her daughter Amba with her.

A kidnapping chase ensues and Priya calls the police after David runs off with his daughter.

Fans will have to tune in to see Priya’s final scenes unfold in a dramatic week in the Dales.

Emmerdale airs Monday to Friday at 7:30pm on ITV1 and is available on ITVX.

Oh No!  Ready For A Fresh Start, Priya'S Plan Is Halted When David Metcalfe Finds Out That He Wants To Take Her Daughter Amba With Her.

Oh no! Ready for a fresh start, Priya’s plan is halted when David Metcalfe finds out that he wants to take her daughter Amba with her.