Last night, viewers saw Ethan's final scenes on the Channel 4 show as the guilt of his hit and run crime became too much to bear - prompting him to hand himself in.
Writing on Twitter this morning, Vye commented: "In response to all your tweets, I'm afraid to say that Ethan has left Hollyoaks. I feel very sad, I love the show and everyone involved.
"I wanna thank all at Lime Pictures and Hollyoaks for an amazing year. I will never forget my time on the show. It's the best job ever.
"I believe there was a lot more to explore with Ethan and the door is always open in my mind, but it was just my time to move on. I wanna say a massive, massive thank you to all my followers and supporters, you've been incredible and you've made me feel really valued.
"I have BIG love for all of you who have followed me over this journey and watch this space because there will be some exciting stuff coming up for me next year!"
Vye continued: "Most of all I'm gonna miss my lovely friends at Lime Pictures, the staff, the cast and the crew. You guys and Liverpool rock."
Ethan joined Hollyoaks in December 2010 and quickly found himself in a love triangle with Liberty Savage (Abi Phillips) and Theresa McQueen (Jorgie Porter). His personal life became even more complicated in the summer as he added Rae Wilson (Alice Barlow) to his list of girlfriends.
The character's work as a police detective also regularly saw him at odds with village bad boys Brendan Brady (Emmett Scanlan) and Warren Fox (Jamie Lomas).
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