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'Emmerdale' Charlie Hardwick: 'I filmed two exits for Val'

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Val Pollard from Emmerdale

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Emmerdale star Charlie Hardwick has revealed that she filmed two different versions of her upcoming exit from the soap.

The actress's character Val Pollard heads out of the village alone in tonight's episode, wanting time to herself following her recent rows with husband Eric (Chris Chittell) and foster daughter Amy (Chelsea Halfpenny).

Hardwick told This Morning that she is unsure of what will appear on screen this evening as there were two different scripts for Val's goodbye scene with Eric.

She explained: "It's not like, 'Does she fall into the Tyne?' or 'Does she fly off in an air balloon?' It's not anything like that. But there were two very different speeches at the end.

"One was more hopeful about how she felt about Eric, while the other one was, 'I need to get away from you, you pig'. I don't know which one they've used. The director said, 'I'll decide which one is best in the edit'."

Pollard begs Val not to leave as she says goodbye

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In real life, Hardwick is taking a three-month break from Emmerdale to star in comedy play The Awkward Squad.

"It's a risk. I'm going out to do a play, and I might write myself out," she admitted. "I don't know who's going to move up there [to the barn]. I think Brenda from the café will be sniffing around!"

Emmerdale airs Val's exit tonight at 7pm on ITV1.

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