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Emmerdale favourite 'quits ITV soap after six years as character set to be killed off'

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Emmerdale's Isobel Steele has reportedly quit the hit ITV soap after six years.

According to new reports, the actress, 21, is said to be wanting to focus on music and her character, Liv Flaherty, is set to be "killed off" in dramatic scenes later this month.

A source told The Sun: "It’s been a big decision for Isobel but she’s ready to try new things.

"She feels like she’s done all she can at Emmerdale and wants to focus on her music career and make a real go of it. Bosses have pulled out all the stops for the 50th anniversary month and Isobel’s exit will be no different.

According to reports, the actress, 21, is said to be wanting to focus on music © GETTY According to reports, the actress, 21, is said to be wanting to focus on music

"Viewers are going to be on the edge of their seats as it all plays out and Liv is killed off. It’s a real heartbreaker, a death fans will remember for a long time to come."

OK! has contacted ITV for comment.

Viewers will recall that Liv, who is married to Vinny Dingle (Bradley Johnson), has been part of some hard-hitting storylines in the village with the most recent including her scheming mother Sandra Flaherty (Joanne Mitchell).

It comes as Emmerdale fans have been given their first glimpse at what to expect in the upcoming 50th anniversary episode – which could see multiple deaths in the village.

FROM ITV  STRICT EMBARGO Print media - No Use Before Tuesday 27th September 2022 Online Media - No Use Before 0700hrs Tuesday 27th September 2022  Emmerdale - Ep 9482  Monday 3rd October 2022  Terry [NEIL BELL] lurks as Liv Dingle [ISOBEL STEELE] returns home to find Terry waiting for her and demands she retract her statement to the police. As Liv fights against Terry, he ends up knocking her down as she falls she hits her head on the table and falls unconscious. Terry panics and looking to bolt, he runs straight into a familiar face. Her brother Aaron Dingle [DANNY MILLER].  Picture contact - David.crook@itv.com  Photographer - Mark Bruce  This photograph is (C) ITV Plc and can only be reproduced for editorial purposes directly in connection with the programme or event mentioned above, or ITV plc. Once made available by ITV plc Picture Desk, this photograph can be reproduced once only up until the transmission [TX] date and no reproduction fee will be charged. Any subsequent usage may incur a fee. This photograph must not be manipulated [excluding basic cropping] in a manner which alters the visual appearance of the person photographed deemed detrimental or inappropriate by ITV plc Picture Desk. This photograph must not be syndicated to any other company, publication or website, or permanently archived, without the express written permission of ITV Picture Desk. Full Terms and conditions are available on www.itv.com/presscentre/itvpictures/terms © ITV FROM ITV STRICT EMBARGO Print media - No Use Before Tuesday 27th September 2022 Online Media - No Use Before 0700hrs Tuesday 27th September 2022 Emmerdale - Ep 9482 Monday 3rd October 2022 Terry [NEIL BELL] lurks as Liv Dingle [ISOBEL STEELE] returns home to find Terry waiting for her and demands she retract her statement to the police. As Liv fights against Terry, he ends up knocking her down as she falls she hits her head on the table and falls unconscious. Terry panics and looking to bolt, he runs straight into a familiar face. Her brother Aaron Dingle [DANNY MILLER]. Picture contact - David.crook@itv.com Photographer - Mark Bruce This photograph is (C) ITV Plc and can only be reproduced for editorial purposes directly in connection with the programme or event mentioned above, or ITV plc. Once made available by ITV plc Picture Desk, this photograph can be reproduced once only up until the transmission [TX] date and no reproduction fee will be charged. Any subsequent usage may incur a fee. This photograph must not be manipulated [excluding basic cropping] in a manner which alters the visual appearance of the person photographed deemed detrimental or inappropriate by ITV plc Picture Desk. This photograph must not be syndicated to any other company, publication or website, or permanently archived, without the express written permission of ITV Picture Desk. Full Terms and conditions are available on www.itv.com/presscentre/itvpictures/terms

Show runners previously revealed the village will be changed forever as a devastating storm hits the village, kickstarting a chain reaction of events that will change the Dales forever.

The special anniversary episode will air on Sunday 16 October and executive producer, Jane Hudson, previously said she wanted to make the hour-long special "a treat for all our loyal viewers".

She added that she wants to ensure fans are "gripped to the edge of their seats as the stories unfold".

A deadly windstorm appears to heavily damage the village's iconic pub, The Woolpack © ITV A deadly windstorm appears to heavily damage the village's iconic pub, The Woolpack

In the first of a series of spoilers ITV will release over the coming days, a new picture shows the devastation set to be inflicted on the village.

The image shows debris and fallen trees scattered across the village's famous streets with a dark cloud hanging above.

The sign of The Woolpack pub is barely hanging on as it dangles off the post.

Emmerdale airs weeknights at 7:30pm on ITV, with an hour-long episode on Thursdays.

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