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Wil Johnson to leave Emmerdale: "I've had a wonderful time"

Wil Johnson has announced that he will be leaving Emmerdale.

The actor has confirmed that he recently informed Emmerdale bosses that he will be quitting the role of single-father Dom Andrews after more than a year on the show.

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Johnson's departure will come as part of a storyline involving the death of his daughter Gemma, which will unfold in the coming week.

"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," Johnson told the Daily Star Sunday.

He continued: "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."

The actor will officially leave the series in the spring.

Johnson made his first appearance in Emmerdale in ­December 2012.

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