Emmerdale Tracy Metcalfe

Emmerdale: Who plays Tracy Metcalfe? When does Amy Walsh leave the show?

Tracy returns to screens tonight

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Tracy Metcalfe has spent the last few months battling postnatal depression and has had to deal with partner Nate Robinson spending the night at another woman’s house.

Although he swears blind he didn’t cheat on her, Tracy has been struggling to forgive his lies and has kicked him out.

As the Dingles conspire to get the couple back together tonight (Tuesday, November 30) Tracy is left devastated when baby Frankie utters her first word: Dada.

Once again questioning her abilities as a parent, Tracy feels at a loss.

But will she forgive Nate? And what’s next for Tracy Metcalfe in Emmerdale?

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Tracy is finding it hard to forgive Nate (Credit: ITV)

Who is Tracy Metcalfe in Emmerdale?

Tracy Shankley first appeared in Emmerdale in July 2014. She is the daughter of Frank Clayton and Evette Shankley. Evette has never been seen on-screen.

She is also the half-sister of Vanessa Woodfield. They share the same dad, however they didn’t know they were sisters until 2016.

Before her life in Emmerdale, Tracy was a prostitute. She then moved on to working on adult chatlines, which is where she met Sam Dingle in 2014.

She was using the name Coleen and conned Sam out of money.

Sam later found her sleeping in the barn at Wishing Well Cottage and realised she had been stealing money and vodka from the house.

Tracy then went to stay at the B&B secretly but was caught by Val Pollard. She soon began to work at the B&B and Val allowed her to stay there.

Tracy has had several relationships, most notably being married to David Metcalfe. They split when he couldn’t handle her prostitute past.

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Tracy recently became a mum (Credit: ITV)

Tracy and Nate Robinson

Last year, Tracy started going out with Nate Robinson and after a few months together, they found out Tracy was pregnant.

In February 2021, Tracy gave birth to a baby girl who she named Frankie in honour of her dad Frank.

However, Tracy struggled being a new mum and began to suffer with intrusive thoughts.

Her battle with Postnatal depression reached a terrifying climax when she decided everyone would be better off without her and Frankie around and approached the edge of a cliff clutching her child.

Although she decided not to go through with it, she did go missing and was found by Faith searching for her dad’s special tree in the fields.

Tracy finally got the help she needed as she was placed in a mother and baby unit and put on a treatment plan to get better.

At first she thought she had failed as a mother and called off her engagement to Nate, telling him he should take baby Frankie.

But with lots of help and support, she has managed to get back on her feet and although she warned Nate there would be no quick fix for her problems, she got herself well enough to return home.

Nate proposed and things were looking good, until he decided to blow off steam on a night out with Billy.

He ended up getting drunk and smashing his phone, missing a sexy message from Tracy asking him to come home.

He crashed on a random woman’s sofa, then lied about where he was to Tracy. She found out the truth and kicked him out.

As the Dingles try to reunite them, with Tracy’s alter ego set to leave the soap soon, it’s not looking like a happy-ever-after.

Is actress Amy Walsh, who plays Tracy, pregnant in real life?

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Actress Amy Walsh is expecting her first child (Credit: SplashNews.com)

Amy and her partner, EastEnders star Toby-Alexander Smith are expecting their first baby together.

The couple shared their happy news with OK!, with Amy admitting they’re “so excited” to become parents.

Amy, 34, was diagnosed with polycystic ovaries at 20, so thought her fertility might be an issue.

However, the couple didn’t end up trying for very long before they got their happy news.

“It feels as though the way everything happened was meant to be. I thought I might struggle with fertility, so for pregnancy to happen quite easily and when I wanted – I was gobsmacked. We feel incredibly lucky,” Amy said.

Amy is set to leave as Tracy soon (Credit: ITV)

When is Tracy leaving Emmerdale?

With Amy’s impending maternity leave, Tracy will be off our screens once again soon.

In a recent interview with OK! magazine, Amy admitted she was hoping the new arrival would come a bit before the big day itself.

“My grandma was born on Christmas Day and she hated it,” she revealed.

“I’d like the baby to come the week before Christmas as it will be so magical for all the kids. The thought of potentially being there with a baby in my arms is amazing.”

The actress also said she was going on maternity leave “very soon” – and she is more than ready!

“I’m ready for it. It’s quite hard physically and mentally trying to get my head round everything and I’m tired.

“Also trying to hide the bump was getting so ridiculous!”

Amy Walsh smiles on the red carpet at A Christmas Carol press call Splash News
Amy and her partner are expecting their first baby (Credit: SplashNews.com)

How will Amy Walsh be written out?

Emmerdale has given no indication over how Amy’s exit storyline will play out.

However, with Nate struggling to win her back, could Tracy depart the Dales to be free of him?

Or could Tracy just be written out of scenes for a while, like Harriet has been?

Is there more drama around the corner for the already struggling young mum?

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Emmerdale usually airs weeknights at 7pm on ITV, with an extra episode at 8pm on Thursdays.

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