Emmerdale star Matthew Wolfenden looking serious on This Morning with comp image of David Metcalfe

Matthew Wolfenden teary-eyed as he reveals how David will leave Emmerdale amid speculation he’s set to die

Will David die?

Emmerdale and David Metcalfe star Matthew Wolfenden was teary-eyed on television earlier today (Wednesday, October 25).

Speaking about David’s upcoming Emmerdale exit, Matthew shared all on what it was like to film his final scenes.

But, how is David leaving Emmerdale? Is he set to meet a grisly end as Matthew bows out of the soap?

Matthew Wolfenden looks sad playing David Metcalfe in Emmerdale
David is set to depart the Dales (Credit: Emmerdale YouTube)

Emmerdale: David Metcalfe to leave Emmerdale

It was recently reported that Matthew Wolfenden would be exiting Emmerdale and leaving the role of David Metcalfe after seventeen years.

A source told The Sun: “Matthew has had an amazing time on the soap, but feels ready for a change. He hasn’t been getting any gritty storylines recently so wants to see what else is out there.

“He’s a fan favourite so will get a lot of support in whatever he decides to do next. Matthew is very excited about the opportunities available.

“He’s only just announced he is leaving so scriptwriters are working out his on-screen exit. It’s possible David could be killed off.”

Now, Matthew has become emotional on Loose Women as he revealed more about David’s exit from the soap.

Emmerdale star Matthew Wolfenden looking serious on This Morning
Matthew revealed all (Credit: ITV)

Matthew Wolfenden reveals how David will leave soap

Recently on This Morning, Matthew broke down in tears, revealing how David would be leaving the soap, sharing: “The door’s left open, they’re not killing me off, I’ve been promised.”

He then teased: “Who knows, I might be back but we’ll see.” Being handed some tissues, Matthew said: “I’ve met my wife on the show, we’ve had three kids. So not only has it given me eighteen years of an amazing job, it’s given me a family.”

Opening up more on what drives David to leave the village, Matthew hinted: “Victoria is the reason why he leaves the village.”

Today on Loose Women, Matthew revealed that he finished filming his final scenes two weeks ago, sharing: “It was so emotional to say goodbye particularly to Joe-Warren who plays Jacob. He’s grown up with me.”

He then emotionally added: “I’ve seen him through some hard times in his life.”

The door is being left open for Matthew although he has no immediate plans to return to the show at the moment.

But, how will Victoria play a part in David’s departure? And, will David return in the future?

Meanwhile, Matthew also confessed his next move: he’s playing Buddy the Elf in a West End production of Elf! this Christmas. He’s thrilled to be getting back on the stage in front of an audience again and get those jazz hands out.

Read more: Complete Emmerdale cast list 2023 – meet them all here!

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Emmerdale usually airs on weekdays at 7.30pm, with an hour long episode on Thursdays.

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Tamzin Meyer
Assistant Soap Editor