Emmerdale's Anthony Quinlan 'to leave the soap' after almost six years 4 months ago

Emmerdale's Anthony Quinlan 'to leave the soap' after almost six years

Emmerdale's Anthony Quinlan is reportedly set to leave the soap after almost six years.

The actor, who plays the beloved Pete Barton, is said to have made the decision as he wants to pursue other projects.

An insider told The Sun:

“Anthony has loved his time on Emmerdale but he is really keen to try and make a name for himself away from just soaps, and is looking at auditions.

“He says he would be up for doing a reality show too, like the jungle or Strictly, but with a full-on filming schedule for Emmerdale that’s quite tricky.”

It comes as Emmerdale fans are set to be saying farewell to a number of other characters in the coming months.

Ryan Hawley's Robert Sugden - aka, one half of RobRon - will be leaving the soap before the end of the year.

According to Metro, Robert is going to go on the run after realising he faces a massive prison sentence if he stays in the village.