Soap stars Charley Webb and Matthew Wolfenden have announced they are to go their separate ways.

The Emmerdale stars, who play Debbie Dingle and David Metcalfe in the soap, announced their engagement in 2009, and welcomed their son, Buster, in 2010.

A spokeswoman for Emmerdale said: "Charley Webb and Matthew Wolfenden have today confirmed that they have separated. They will remain friends and are focusing on their little boy."

Last month, Webb told The Mirror that she was concentrating on her career before having any more children.

She said: "My partner Matthew and I would like more children, but at the moment I'm focusing on work."

Wolfenden confirmed the news on Twitter and thanked fans for their support.