EMMERDALE fans were left in tears on Tuesday night when Debbie Dingle said a heart-breaking goodbye to her mum, Charity.
Debs has left the village to heading up to Scotland where she’ll manage a garage Lisa Dingle left to her and Belle in her will.
In reality though, Emmerdale actress Charley Webb has headed off on maternity leave after giving birth to her third child with husband, Matthew Wolfenden.
But what we all want to know is when will she be back on screen? Let’s find out…
When is Debbie Dingle returning to Emmerdale?
Debbie Dingle headed off to Scotland in August 2019, along with her young son, Jack. Daughter Sarah decided to stay in the village while her mum headed off to Scotland to make a go of the garage Lisa Dingle left Debbie in her will.
Actress Charley Webb – who’s played the glam mechanic since 2002 – temporarily quit the ITV soap so she could enjoy maternity leave with her new baby who was born at the end of last month.
While it’s expected that Charley will return to work once her mat leave is over, in about a year, Debbie wasn’t making any promises about ever returning to the village when she left last night.
During an emotional heart-to-heart with mum Charity – Emma Atkins – Debs told her: “I can’t say if I will be back, otherwise there would be no point going if I could.”
Fans immediately panicked, worried that this was a final goodbye for Debbie, and flocked to Twitter to voice their concern.
One tweeted: “I hope Debbie comes back (followed by a crying emoji).”
Charley gave birth to her third child at the end of July 2019 and the actress took to Twitter to announce the happy news on July 29.
Posting a black and white picture of her newborn’s baby grow which had a Baby wolf; motif on it, she wrote: “BaByWoLf#3 has joined the crazy gang. We’re in a bubble of newborn’ness heaven.”
Charley, 31, married Matthew – who plays David Metcalfe – in a surprise ceremony last year.
The couple also have sons Buster, nine, and Bowie, three, together, and announced they were expecting their third child together in February.
- Emmerdale is on ITV, weekdays at 7pm