Emmerdale star quits ITV soap after 3 years

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EMMERDALE star Michael Wildman has quit the ITV soap after three years.

The actor, who plays villainous businessman Al Chapman, has bowed out to pursue new roles.

The actor, who plays cruel businessman Al Chapman, is leaving on a high

And he’s leaving on a high after Al’s recent affair with former enemy Chas Dingle has had viewers captivated.

The storyline will reach its climax next week when Chas’s brother Cain discovers the truth and the pair clash in a horror shooting.

A source said: “Michael has really enjoyed his time at Emmerdale but it’s the right thing to move on.

“He’s had some massive storylines but all good things must come to an end.”

Michael’s decision to quit the soap follows the recent exit of Fiona Wade, who plays Priya Sharma, and those who were killed off during the soap’s Storm Week earlier this month

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