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Wil Johnson announces Emmerdale departure

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Wil: "I'm fortunate to be leaving the show off the back of a gripping storyline"

Wil Johnson, who plays single-father Dom Andrews on Emmerdale, has announced his decision to leave the soap.

It is believed that Wil's departure will come as part of a storyline involving the death of his daughter Gemma, which will unfold in the coming week, according to Daily Star Sunday.

Speaking to the publication, he said, "I've had a wonderful time ­playing Dom Andrews but, like with most things, you have to know when it's time to leave the building, hopefully on a high note."

He added, "I'm fortunate to be leaving the show off the back of a gripping storyline which I hope the audience will ­appreciate and have empathy for."

Johnson made his first appearance in Emmerdale in ­December 2012.

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