Emmerdale exit as fans predict fan favourite will be 'killed off' in explosive fire

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The long-running soap is set to feature a dramatic episode where a devastating fire wreaks havoc, potentially spelling the end for one of the show's cherished characters.

Last week, Emmerdale's producer Sophie Roper teased fans with cryptic remarks, saying: "What I can tell you is there will be fire engines involved."

She added: "So take from that what you will. It's going to be a really explosive week of Emmerdale," hinting at the start of filming for the fiery scenes.

Photographs from the set have captured Cain Dingle, played by Jeff Hordley, and newcomer John Sugden, portrayed by Oliver Farnworth, dragging an unidentified body from the inferno, while Ruby Fox-Miligan, enacted by Beth Cordingly, appears smeared with soot and dirt.

According to The Sun, insiders have suggested that the soap is pulling out all the stops for this storyline, with whispers of at least two major characters being in jeopardy, as reported by the Express.

Though Ruby and Cain's spouse Moira (Natalie J. Robb) seem to be at the centre of the storyline, speculation runs rife among viewers suggesting another popular character might be killed off.

On social media platforms, many fans have predicted that Nate Robinson (Jurell Carter) could potentially be the victim of the fatal fire, pointing out recent reports that indicate actor Jurell's departure from the soap.

One viewer speculated on an Emmerdale fan forum: "Wonder if Nate dies then... If Cain is involved maybe Cain tries to save Nate or something."

A second fan speculated: "Yeah. I mean, maybe there's a chance they kill off Nate or something like that but even then it would just set Cain back."

Meanwhile, a third chimed in: "Jurell is leaving so it would make sense for Nate to die."

Reports from June have indicated that Jurrell Carter is gearing up to leave Emmerdale after five years. The actor first graced the ITV soap as Cain's secret son in 2019, and his character Nate quickly got caught up in a steamy affair with Cain's wife, Moira.

The Sun quoted a spokesperson saying: "Nate has been at the centre of some huge storylines and his exit will be no different. It will be dramatic and explosive and will go down in Emmerdale history. It won't be one to miss."

Emmerdale airs weekdays at 7.30pm on ITV.