And with Emmerdale star Sammy Winward quitting the role of Katie, who she has played since 2001, the scene is set for more must-see drama, as Katie’s attempt to expose love rat, Robert stirs up trouble between Katie and her hubby, Andy.
But while Kelvin Fletcher, who plays Andy is sad to see Sammy leave the soap, he can’t wait to see the fireworks fly on screen!
“I’m very sad to see an actress of Sammy’s calibre leaving the show,” says Kelvin. “But I do wish Sammy all the best. On and off we have worked together for about 10 years. But selfishly, I’m very excited about the storyline her departure brings. I think it’s going to be the biggest storyline I’ve ever been involved in. So while there is a sadness with Sammy’s departure, hopefully it will bring some great television.”