Emmerdale star Karene Peters has quit the ITV soap, after a year playing of Naomi Walters.
The news comes just after the announcement of a new family member, as Flo Wilson joins the show as Vicar Charles Anderson’s (Kevin Mathurin) mother, Claudette.
Karene first hit our screens in July 2022 as part of a big storyline which saw Nicola King (Nicola Wheeler) attacked by a gang of girls in a car park.
It was later revealed that Naomi had witnessed the event and failed to intervene.
While the rest of the gang were found guilty at the trial, Naomi was found to be innocent.
Since then, she has settled into life in the village and began a relationship with Nate Robinson (Jurell Carter), which recently came to an end.
Following this, Naomi fell for dodgy drug dealer Alex, but soon realised that he wasn’t who he said when he broke into Manpreet’s (Rebecca Sarker) surgery to steal drugs.
Speaking to The Sun, a source said: Karene’s love d her time on the soap but it is time for her to go.
‘Being on Emmerdale was a dream but she became an actor to play different roles and that’s exactly what she wants to do.’
However, fans of Naomi shouldn’t panic too much, as there is every chance she may return in future.
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‘The door isn’t being closed on Naomi so she could always make a return down the line.’
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