Just saw on-line that Alice Coulthard (Maisie Wylde) has quit Emmerdale: Link
BLONDE Emmerdale babe Alice Coulthard has quit, we can exclusively reveal.
The actress, who plays Maisie Wylde, told bosses she wants to concentrate on carving out a career in London.
Alice, 26, who is due to marry this summer, said: “After two amazing years, I’ve decided to leave Emmerdale.
“I’ve had a wonderful time and will miss working with such a hard working and talented team of people.
“I feel privileged to have been involved in some of the show’s most gripping storylines and I’m excited to be a part of the drama that is about to unfold for the Wyldes.”
Her posh character has had a stormy time, even falling in love with her half brother.
Bosses are keeping tight-lipped about her exit plotline but series producer Gavin Blyth added: “Maisie Wylde’s compelling story will take more twists and turns in the coming months as she delves into darker territory which will culminate in her exit from the show.
“Alice has been a real asset to Emmerdale and we’ll be sad to see her go.”
I'm quite sad about this; Maisie is one of the best female characters on the show and her pairing with Nikhil (points to icon) is just genius.
In other Emmerdale news, DS has an interview with producer Gavin Blyth here
and there are additional character teasers here
ETA: Interview with Rik Makarem where he talks about Nikhil & Maisie here