Former Emmerdale star Charley Webb reflects on Debbie Dingle exit

Former Emmerdale star Charley Webb has reflected on her exit from the ITV soap.

The actress played Debbie Dingle for nearly two decades, debuting in 2002 before bidding the Yorkshire Dales farewell in 2021.

Opening up about her departure in a new interview with, Webb admitted that she doesn't have "any regrets".

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"It felt like the right time for me personally to make that jump from Emmerdale and I don't have any regrets about it," she said.

The star continued: "I’m ambitious to push myself and it’s just about choosing the right projects from now on.

"It's hard to say no to work, but I trust my agent and I trust the process. Hopefully, I’ve made some good choices so far."

Webb recently made her stage debut in Quiz, a production based on the story of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? contestant Charles Ingram, otherwise known as the 'Coughing Major', who won the jackpot with the help of his wife Diana and an accomplice.

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The former soap star takes on the role of Diana, while I May Destroy You's Lewis Reeves plays Charles and comedian Rory Bremner plays Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? quizmaster Chris Tarrant.

Webb will also return to TV screens for the first time since leaving Emmerdale on Monday night (October 2).

She's set to appear in episode two of ITV's true-crime drama The Long Shadow as WPC Anna Lawson, a police officer who joins the hunt for serial killer Peter Sutcliffe.

Emmerdale airs on weeknights at 7.30pm on ITV1, and streams on ITVX.

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