Actress Lucy Pargeter – who plays the much-loved character – is expecting twins and will go on maternity leave from the soap.
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Emmerdale’s producer, Iain MacLeod, hinted that the Dingle’s departure will involve her mother, Faith.
Viewers recently saw Chas and Faith’s reunion which was less than welcoming.
Speaking to press, Iain explained the storyline in greater detail, saying: “Chas’ exit story is tied in with Faith.
“Obviously Chas is back in the not-too-distant future and there’s a risk, as the viewers know the off screen situation.
He added: “So if you create a big, ‘gasp, I wonder if she has left for good?’, people would think, ‘well, she hasn’t though, has she? She’s just gone on maternity leave.”
Iain teased that the 39-year-old could return, saying: “Nobody dies or anything!
“We didn’t want to lead the audience up the garden path, but it’s big and emotional – with some of the funniest and most heartbreaking scenes between Faith and Chas in the run up to it, which sums up their whole relationship.”
The news comes after Lucy announced that she is expecting twins with partner, Rudi Coleano, last year.
In other Emmerdale news, Chas’ on-screen son, Aaron Dingle (played by Danny Miller) will be sent to prison for 12 months after attacking Kasim Sabet (Ethan Kai) sending fans into a frenzy at the thought of his departure.
However, the actor confirmed that that doesn’t necessarily mean he’s leaving the soap, stating: “There are plans for Aaron for a while.”