Paedophile Maya Stepney is set to be murdered after giving birth to her child in Emmerdale, according to a tabloid newspaper.
The Daily Star reports the paedophile will be murdered by suffocation or strangling by one of the many male killers in the village.
It claims the soap has had 29 male killers meaning Maya’s ex David Metcalfe and her victim Jacob Gallagher would be the likely ones to kill her off once she has had her baby.
It was confirmed earlier this month that Maya had been released from prison – and that she was pregnant with either Jacob or David’s child.
However after bosses insisted Maya would not be making a permanent return to the village, there has been speculation that she would be killed off, leaving the father and son holding the baby.
But most of all viewers were angry the storyline was being dragged on for even longer – forcing bosses to reveal she would not be returning.
An Emmerdale spokesperson told Digital Spy: “Louisa [Clein] filmed that scene earlier this year whilst she was still with us.
“There continue to be no current plans for the character of Maya to return.”
Emmerdale’s producer Kate Brooks had also previously ruled out a return for Maya in the near future.
Speaking to Inside Soap in October, she explained: “Maya was so multilayered that it feels as though we only just scratched the surface with her.
“Louisa is a tremendous actress, but there are no plans as yet.”
In a message to her fans, actress Louisa admitted the “undercover filming” had been “super exciting”.
Messaging her 24k Instagram followers, she said: “Well who saw that coming?? Hats off to Emmerdale for keeping that scene secret! Undercover filming was super exciting!! #emmerdale #mayastepney.”
Fans will have a long wait to see Maya again…
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