Charley Webb, who plays Debbie Dingle in Emmerdale, has clarified her future on the soap.
Last month, Charley spoke at the launch Infalata Nation Peterborough and it was reported in The Sun that the actress said: "I'm on maternity leave at the moment. It's been good, but three kids is a different ball game.
"It's been really good fun, but there are no plans for me to return at the moment."
Charley has now clarified what she meant after reports suggested it inferred she wasn't returning to work.
In an interview with OK! Online, the actress was asked about going back to the soaps and the quotes saying there were 'no plans' for her return.
Charley responded saying: "It was taken out of context.
"What I meant was there is no set return date yet. Emmerdale has asked me and we have talked but I haven't confirmed anything.
"I don't have any plans to leave the show, but I might take a bit longer than a year off."
Last year, Charley's alter ego decided to move to Scotland to run a garage she had been left by family member Lisa Dingle.
It was taken out of context. What I meant was there is no set return date yet.
As Debbie left the village, Charley went on maternity leave and gave birth to her third son, Ace.
Charley, who is married to Emmerdale's David Metcalfe actor Matthew Wolfenden, has three children, nine-year-old Buster, four-year-old Bowie, and Ace, who is nearly seven months.
The couple have also admitted they would like to have more children.
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Emmerdale airs weeknights at 7pm on ITV, with an extra episode at 8pm on Thursdays.
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