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

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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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Wil Johnson on Lorraine


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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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