EMMERDALE continues on ITV tonight with the character of Kerry continuing her search for daughter Amy. But why did Amy leave Emmerdale in the first place and will she return?
Emmerdale viewers have been glued to the ITV soap as the current storyline of Kerry Wyatt searching for daughter Amy Wyatt unfolds. Amy left the village in 2013 following a dramatic kidnap plot surrounding her son Kyle Winchester and ex Cain Dingle.
But why did Amy leave Emmerdale? Here’s all there is to know about the character’s departure from the soap and if Amy will return.
Why did Amy Wyatt leave Emmerdale?
Amy left Emmerdale in a bid to live a life with her son Kyle, who she had given up for adoption shortly after his birth.
Emmerdale viewers witnessed Halfpenny’s character kidnap Kyle following the death of his adoptive parents, Tom and Karen Winchester. Amy planned to live a life on the run with her son and plotted to escape to Ireland with him.
Cain, Kyle’s father, managed to stop her at the docks before she could flee the country. ITV viewers then saw Cain return Kyle to his adoptive grandmother Joanie Wright (Denise Black) while Amy decided she would still move to Ireland and leave Emmerdale.
Amy’s departure in November 2013 means she hasn’t been seen again for over five years but the character is set to return in 2019.
However, she won’t be portrayed by Halfpenny but, instead, actor Natalie Ann Jamieson has been cast in the role. It will be discovered on the soap that Amy is in Belfast and Kerry will use the help of Marlon Dingle and Jessie Grant to bring her home. Emmerdale producer Kate Brooks spoke to Metro Online about the character’s return.