Emmerdale’s Thomas Atkinson CONFIRMS Lachlan White’s fate



by Emma Dodds |
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Emmerdale's Thomas Atkinson has FINALLY confirmed that his character on the soap, Lachlan White, will face his comeuppance after a year of terrorising the Dales. The 19-year-old, who has played Lachlan on the soap for four-and-a-half years, revealed in an interview on the Emmerdale Twitter page that he was bowing out.

To recap, Lachlan has killed his mum, Chrissie, his grandfather, Lawrence, his best friend, Gerry Roberts, as well as nearly killing a few others AND holding his aunt Rebecca hostage. So basically, it's time for him to go.

©Lachlan nearly got caught by Priya © ITV Pictures

Swipe through to see this week's Emmerdale spoilers...


Emmerdale spoilers Monday 1st October - Friday 5 October

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Chas gives birth

Chas and Paddy meet baby Grace, but their joy is cut short as the realisation sets in they'll only be able to share a few brief moments with their daughter.

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Heartbreak for Chas and Paddy

The countdown to Grace's tragic death begins and Chas and Paddy share a tender moment as they talk about all the things Grace will miss out on in her life. Later, baby Grace passes away in Chas' arms and the couple are left distraught knowing their lives will never be the same again.

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David Metcalfe invites a homeless Maya Stepney to live with him while she finds her feet.

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Maya willingly accepts Davids kind invitation, but we've got a feeling it's not all going to be plain sailing.

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The next day...

After inviting Maya to stay, David hears a noise upstairs and heads up hoping it's Maya.

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However, David gets a shock when he finds himself face to face with a blast from the past.

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David is shocked to see the woman behind the towel is his ex Leyla.

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He definitely wasn't expecting that, was he?

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Uh-oh, things go from bad to worse when Maya walks in on David and Leyla talking on the bed.

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David soon finds himself in hot water with Maya, and we later see Jacob Metcalfe's reaction to Leyla's return.

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In other news...

Moira arrives to tell Debbie and Charity that Cain has been arrested in France

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Things take a sinister turn for Graham and Joe

Joe Tate discovers Graham Foster knows about Debbie Dingle's forged signature on the pre-nup. Meanwhile, Connor Jenson comes looking for Graham and he threatens Joe with a gun, demanding to know where Graham is. Worried for his life, Joe tells Connor he too hates Graham. He tells him he will ensure Graham is at Home Farm tomorrow

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Meanwhile, Connor Jenson comes looking for Graham and he threatens Joe with a gun, demanding to know where Graham is. Worried for his life, Joe tells Connor he too hates Graham. He tells him he will ensure Graham is at Home Farm tomorrow

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The next day, the enormity of what he's done hits Joe and he leaves a backtracking answerphone message for Connor telling him not to hurt Graham. But is he too late? As Connor is stood over a bound and gagged Graham, muttering that he's going to enjoy every second of what he's about to do to him

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Tracy Metcalfe and Victoria lay flowers on Finn Barton's grave.

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Victoria is bitter that Adam can't be here to do the same and walks away leaving Tracy puzzled.

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Tracy confronts Leyla

After her shock return Tracy confronts Leyla.

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Tracy and Leyla row, Tracy grabs Leyla's things and chucks them outside.

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Liam and Bernice get close

After flirting up a storm Liam Cavanagh's plan to woo Bernice kicks up a notch.

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Dr Cavanagh and Bernice kiss. But Bernice pulls back, telling him they can't go any further until she has ended things with Daz Spencer.

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It's time for RobRon's big day

Aaron casts his doubts about the wedding after Paddy's concerns it's too soon for Chas. Meanwhile, Robert gets ready as he tries to convince Victoria how sorry Aaron is for lying to her about Adam. Victoria is determined to put Robert first despite everything and agrees to attend the wedding.

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Will they tie the knot?

Aaron hands Robert his old watch, which Aaron has had engraved with the dates of their two weddings. Robert is overwhelmed and both head off happy and excited to get married. Soon with family and friends gathered at a pagoda outside the Village Hall, the wedding ceremony gets underway. PHEW.

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More romance in the village

After her return to the village, Ross hires out the café to spend some alone time with Rebecca. When Rebecca questions Ross about his feelings for her, he responds by pulling her in for a kiss.

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She tenderly kisses him back, but how long will this bliss last?

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Uh oh!

Things finally look to be back on track for Ross, until he spots Dawn. She has some information Ross has been waiting for...

Speaking to the camera, Thomas said, "So, after all this time, after everything Lachlan has done, it's all finally caught up with. For the last four-and-a-half years, I've kinda grown up here. That's the way I see it. I've figured it out - I've spent a quarter of my life here, which is a long time."

He continued, "The fanbase has been amazing. They've shown me support. Will he be back? I don't know. You'll have to ask the soap gods about that. I mean, he's not dying. He's going to prison. There could be a trial. You know, we don't know? We'll have to see!"

Fans of the soap had nothing but praise for Thomas, with many congratulating him on such a fantastic performance.

In other soap news, Coronation Street are reportedly set to star real-life war veteran Cassidy Little, a former Marine who lost his leg during a tour in Afghanistan. He will portray a Paralympic athlete who will help 12-year-old Jack Webster who lost his foot to sepsis.

And over in Walford, Ruby Allen has returned to the Square after 12 years away from EastEnders, but will be involved in a hard-hitting storyline centred around rape and consent.

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