Hollyoaks actress Emma Rigby has quit her role in the Channel 4 soap after nearly four years, reports Digital Spy.
Rigby scooped the Best Actress award at this year's British Soap Awards and hopes to pursue other drama, film and theatre projects.
The 19-year-old, who plays Hannah Ashworth, told Digital Spy, "I've been on Hollyoaks since I was 15 and I've grown up on the show. I'm so very fortunate to be given the opportunity to learn my craft in such a fantastic environment. I just feel that the time is right to move on and hopefully get into dramas and films as I love to play different roles."
Emma finishes filming with the Chester-based soap in March and will remain on screen until June.