SHOCK EXIT on the cards for THIS Emmerdale favourite - but are they coming back?


There's a shock heading for Emmerdale as Moira Dingle departs the Dales...

Next week's Emmerdale sees Moira Dingle make the shock decision to flee the village... leaving everyone wondering if she is ever coming back.

Emmerdale fans have watched Moira's life spiral out of control ever since her forbidden affair with Nate Robinson was revealed.

Moira is confronted by Cain in Emmerdale

Moira's marriage to Cain is in tatters following her affair with Nate (Picture: ITV)

Not only did Moira cheat on her husband, Cain Dingle, but she also just happened to cheat with his son... one that he didn't even know existed.

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Since the big revelation, Moira has lost everything... her marriage has broken down, she has lost her kids, and her business is struggling thanks to the fact she has been downing her sorrows in bottles of wine.

With her drinking getting out of control, Moira has struggled with daily life, and even son Matty's attempts to help have been ignored.

Moira is determined to prove she’s a fit mother in Emmerdale

Moira has turned to drink to numb the pain of losing everything (Picture: ITV)

Eventually even Matty got fed up with his mum's dramas and after she lashed out at him by throwing a bottle of wine at him in a drunken rage, and he has given up trying to help and moved out.

But next week Moira makes she huge decision to leave the village... deciding that she needs to get her life back on track and the best way to do that is to put her troubles behind her and move on.

Cain is stunned when she comes to say her goodbyes, not realising that she was planning to leave the village.

Moira comes to say goodbye in Emmerdale

Cain is shocked when Moira reveals she is leaving the village (Picture: ITV)

As Moira reveals she will be staying at Nana Barton's house for a while as she tries to get herself back to health, everyone is left wondering how long she will be away, and whether she will ever be coming back.

Will this break be just what Moira needs? Or will she just be taking her troubles with her?

Emmerdale airs weeknights at 7pm on ITV, with an extra episode at 8pm on Thursdays.

Claire Crick
Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch

Claire is Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch and has been a journalist for over 15 years, writing about everything from soaps and TV to beauty, entertainment, and even the Royal Family. After starting her career at a soap magazine, she ended up staying for 13 years, and over that time she’s pulled pints in the Rovers Return, sung karaoke in the Emmerdale village hall, taken a stroll around Albert Square, and visited Summer Bay Surf Club in sunny Australia. 

After learning some tricks of the trade at websites Digital Spy, Entertainment Daily, and Woman & Home, Claire landed a role at What’s On TV and writing about all things TV and film, with a particular love for Aussie soaps, Strictly Come Dancing and Bake Off

She’s interviewed everyone from June Brown — AKA Dot Cotton — to Michelle Keegan, swapped cooking tips with baking legend Mary Berry backstage at the NTAs, and danced the night away with soap stars at countless awards bashes. There’s not a lot she doesn’t know about soaps and TV and can be very handy when a soapy question comes up in a pub quiz! 

As well as all things soap-related, Claire also loves running, spa breaks, days out with her kids, and getting lost in a good book.