Emmerdale: John Bowe confirms exit for Lawrence White

The actor says that it wasn't his decision to go

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Emmerdale star John Bowe has confirmed that he is leaving the ITV soap, saying that the decision to exit wasn’t his.

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Bose has been playing the role of White family patriarch Lawrence since September 2014, but looks set to depart later this year.

Press rumours from earlier this year hinted at a fatal showdown at Home Farm that will see Lawrence lose his life.

If true, it means that Bowe will have been killed off in two soaps: his Coronation Street character – businessman Duggie Ferguson – was bumped off by Richard Hillman in 2002.

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The confirmation from Bowe that he would be going came thanks to an exchange on Twitter that saw the actor comment that he would miss co-Chris Chittell, who plays Eric Pollard.

When asked by a fan whether Chittell was leaving, Bower replied that it was, in fact, the other way around, before adding “not my decision #actorslife”.

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