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Emmerdale cast: who is leaving, returning to and joining the cast?

All the comings and goings in the lively village.

Sally Dexter plays Faith Dingle
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Published: Monday, 4th July 2022 at 5:55 pm
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It's a dramatic time in Emmerdale at the moment.

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But, then again, when isn't it?

After over a year of terrifying Meena Jutla (Paige Sandhu) wreaking havoc around the village, she finally left our screens earlier this year after being sentenced to 75 years in prison.

However, could we have further cast changes on the way?

Read on for your essential guide from RadioTimes.com to the latest Emmerdale cast news that you absolutely need to know.

Emmerdale cast: Who is leaving, returning to and joining the cast?

Emmerdale cast 2022

The full present regular cast for Emmerdale can be found below.

  • Chris Chittell as Eric Pollard
  • Claire King as Kim Tate
  • Isabel Hodgins as Victoria Sugden
  • Steve Halliwell as Zak Dingle
  • James Hooton as Sam Dingle
  • Lisa Riley as Mandy Dingle
  • Mark Charnock as Marlon Dingle
  • Dominic Brunt as Paddy Kirk
  • Samantha Giles as Bernice Blackstock
  • Eden Taylor-Draper as Belle Dingle
  • Emma Atkins as Charity Dingle
  • Jeff Hordley as Cain Dingle
  • Tony Audenshaw as Bob Hope
  • Patrick Mower as Rodney Blackstock
  • Sally Dexter as Faith Dingle
  • Nicola Wheeler as Nicola King
  • Zoe Henry as Rhona Goskirk
  • Rosie Bentham as Gabby Thomas
  • Charlotte Bellamy as Laurel Thomas
  • Lucy Pargeter as Chas Dingle
  • Nick Miles as Jimmy King
  • Jack Downham as Noah Dingle
  • Katie Hill as Sarah Sugden
  • Sam Hall as Samson Dingle
  • Matthew Wolfenden as David Metcalfe
  • Lesley Dunlop as Brenda Walker
  • Roxy Shahidi as Leyla Cavanagh
  • Natalie J. Robb as Moira Dingle
  • Ash Palmisciano as Matty Barton
  • Chris Bisson as Jai Sharma
  • Fiona Wade as Priya Sharma
  • Joe-Warren Plant as Jacob Gallagher
  • Natalie Ann Jamieson as Amy Wyatt
  • Daisy Campbell as Amelia Spencer
  • Bhasker Patel as Rishi Sharma
  • Liam Fox as Dan Spencer
  • Laura Norton as Kerry Wyatt
  • Michelle Hardwick as Vanessa Woodfield
  • Katherine Dow Blyton as PC Harriet Finch
  • Jonny McPherson as Dr Liam Cavanagh
  • Amy Walsh as Tracy Metcalfe
  • Isobel Steele as Liv Dingle
  • Karen Blick as Lydia Dingle
  • Olivia Bromley as Dawn Fletcher
  • James Moore as Ryan Stocks
  • Rebecca Sarker as Dr Manpreet Sharma
  • Jay Kontzle as Billy Fletcher
  • Bradley Johnson as Vinnie Dingle
  • Joshua Richards as Bear Wolf
  • Dean Andrews as Will Taylor
  • Jurell Carter as Nate Robinson
  • Susan Cookson as Wendy Posner
  • Michael Wildman as Al Chapman
  • Lawrence Robb as Mackenzie Boyd
  • Kevin Mathurin as Charles Anderson
  • Emile John as Ethan Anderson
  • Jessie Elland as Chloe Harris
  • Darcy Grey as Marcus Dean
  • Louise Jameson as Mary Goskirk
  • Martelle Edinborough as Suzy Merton

Here are the following changes ahead to the regular cast.

DEPARTING

Faith Dingle (Sally Dexter)

Sally Dexter as Faith Dingle
Sally Dexter as Faith Dingle ITV

When is Faith Dingle leaving? TBC.

Faith Dingle recently discovered that her cancer has returned and upcoming scenes will see her dealing with her terminal cancer diagnosis.

This means that actress Sally Dexter is departing her role as Faith in the coming months, but will she find peace with her son Cain Dingle and daughter Chas Dingle before she departs this mortal coil?

Speaking to TV Times, Dexter reflected: "I think [the exit storyline] is excellent. I haven't read the scripts for her death, but I'm hoping it's as positive as it can be. This isn't just a story about a cancer; it's a wider story about family.

"That great thing about death is the thing that happens before it, that thing called life, and all the love that goes with it. I'd love it if everyone watching had a little bottle of gin, to toast her!"

We'll certainly miss Faith!

ARRIVING

Naomi Anderson (Karene Peter)

Charles and Naomi Anderson in Coronation Street
Karene Peter as Naomi Anderson in Emmerdale ITV

When is Naomi Anderson arriving? 5th July 2022.

Charles Anderson will come face-to-face with his long-lost daughter Naomi in July 2022.

Actress Karene Peter will be introduced as Charles' second child with ex-wife Esme (Eva Fontaine), who she gave up for adoption after Charles cheated on her and she suffered post-partum depression.

Soon, Charles will discover that Naomi has gone missing from her adoptive parents after recently tracking down Esme and he soon finds her at her place of work. How will their first meeting go and how will Ethan handle having a younger sister?

RETURNING

Tracy Metcalfe (Amy Walsh)

Amy Walsh as Tracy Metcalfe in Emmerdale
Amy Walsh as Tracy Metcalfe in Emmerdale ITV

When is Tracy Metcalfe returning? TBC

As actress Amy Walsh went on maternity leave to spend time with her baby who she welcomed over Christmas with partner Toby-Alexander Smith (aka EastEnders' Gray Atkins), Tracy was written out of Emmerdale in an emotional exit storyline.

After splitting from Nate Robinson over his secret one-night-stand, Tracy seemed to be thawing towards him when she discovered that she had been offered a job in Nottingham to help other women suffering from post-natal depression as she had.

After an emotional farewell to Nate and sister Vanessa, Tracy and baby Frankie departed the village for a new life.

However, Tracy will return once Amy Walsh's maternity leave from the soap ends.

Will Tracy reconcile with Nate? And how will she feel if Nate has pursued a lustful new relationship in her absence?

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