Emmerdale actress Emma Davies is to leave the ITV soap at the end of her current contract, reports DigitalSpy.
The 38-year-old actress, who joined the show in June as Anna De Souza, is due to finish filming within the next couple of weeks and will bow out when her storyline reaches a dramatic climax in December.
The storyline will also involve the exit of her screen father Donald de Souza (Michael Jayston) and screen lover Matthew King (Matt Healy).
Of her departure, she said, "The opportunity of playing Anna has been a joy from start to finish. I've enjoyed being part of such a fantastic, hard-working and super talented team."
She isn't the only one leaving the Dales as other Emmerdale departures include Roxanne Pallett (Jo Sugden) and Mathew Bose (Paul Lambert), while Emily Symons (Louise Appleton) is taking a temporary break for the soap for family reasons