Emmerdale Fiona Wade set to exit soap after 11 years amid anniversary mass cull

Emmerdale looks set to lose another character as it has been reported that Fiona Wade, who plays glamorous Priya Sharma, is set to leave the soap.

The Sun reports Fiona will be filming her final scenes in the next few months after playing Priya for 11 years.

It has not been revealed how Priya will be saying goodbye to the Dales.

She has been caught in a number of huge storylines over the years, with one of most recent being her struggling with an eating disorder.

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After being caught in the maze fire left her with physical scars, Priya has been struggling with her body image.

But she seemed to come to terms with it as she struck a deal with Marlon Dingle, agreeing that if he walked down the aisle on his wedding day, she would accompany him with her scars on show.

This comes after the mass culling of characters during the 50th anniversary episodes, which has seen a huge storm hit the Yorkshire village.

Fans have been left devastated to see beloved characters such as Faith Dingle, Liv Dingle and Harriet Finch killed off during the month marking 50 years on ITV.

Other characters that nearly lost their lives were Sam Dingle, who was impaled by a tractor, and Vinny, who was nearly crushed to death buy a caravan.

The soap is set to say goodbye to Liv and Faith next week as the village gathers for a double funeral.

Soap producer Laura Shaw said about the forthcoming scenes: "Having a scene featuring the entire adult cast was not something we had done before — it felt very right and fitting that we had the whole cast there to say goodbye."

Emmerdale airs weekdays at 7.30pm on ITV.

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