HIS Emmerdale character has gone through affairs, manslaughter, prison, a husband and a wife.
But the drama will soon be over for Ryan Hawley’s Robert Sugden, as he is heading for the exit.
Emmerdale actor Ryan Hawley quits the soap after five years as Robert Sugden[/caption]
It is a move that will leave viewers devastated, as they have taken to Robert’s relationship with Aaron Dingle, played by Danny Miller, in a big way, affectionately labelling the pair RobRon.
But their romance will seemingly come to an end, at least for a while, later this year when Ryan quits.
An ITV source said: “Emmerdale fans have loved every minute of RobRon’s story, and what Ryan has brought to playing Robert.
“But he has decided to take a break from the show for the foreseeable future and try other projects.
“He will leave later this year, but fans can expect to see him on screen right up until the end of the year. He will be sorely missed.”
Ryan has played the popular character since 2014, becoming the fourth actor to portray Robert following Richard Smith, Christopher Smith and Karl Davies.
In one of his most explosive storylines, he accidentally killed sister-in-law Katie after she took a photo of him and Aaron kissing.
At the time, Robert was engaged to Chrissie White.
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He has won various awards for the role, including a Tric Award last year, and the gong for Best Soap Actor at the TV Choice Awards the year before.
I wonder whether bosses have another big storyline to see him leave on to win him another gong.
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