Emmerdale star Aaron Anthony 'quits show following race probe into two leading stars'

EMMERDALE actor Aaron Anthony is said to have quit the ITV soap following a race probe into two of its other leading stars.

Sources say the actor is still furious about his colleagues’ alleged behaviour towards a fellow female cast member.


We revealed last month that the soap was embroiled in allegations that a mixed-race actress was subjected to an inappropriate comment and had her accent mimicked.

Matthew Wolfenden, 41, and Isabel Hodgins, 28 — who both categorically deny any wrongdoing — ceased filming for the drama while the enquiries were made.

Sources claim Aaron, 28, is said to have rowed with Matthew following the incident.

They say Aaron, who plays Ellis Chapman, has told bosses he will not be returning to the show when his contract expires.

His representatives and Emmerdale bosses refused to comment last night on reports he will be leaving the Dales in the New Year.

Our source said: “Aaron is bitterly angry about this situation and he has had to be persuaded to come back to Leeds to film his scenes in recent months.

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“He has done some filming over the last couple of weeks, but the understanding is that those scenes will be his last.

“He has been very vocal in his opinions about the allegations and about the way in which the enquiries have been handled by the bosses.

“He now feels his position on the show is untenable.”

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