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Wednesday 19th June 2019

Emmerdale's Robert Sugden to leave after brutal murder?

Actor Ryan Hawley has 'quit' the soap

Robert Sugden is hiding a secret in Emmerdale, and it's one that will rear its ugly head soon enough.

During last night's episode (June 13), Robert reassured husband Aaron Dingle that he wasn't going to seek revenge against sister Victoria's rapist.

Robert was devastated to discover his sister had been raped (Credit: ITV)

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But this is Robert Sugden...

Seconds after Aaron was out of room, Robert continued his vigilante mission - tracking down car salesman Lee and plotting his demise.

Spoilers tell us that Robert will betray his sister by going after Lee, and that the pair have a dramatic showdown.

But does it turn violent?

Victoria is aghast to discover Robert has put up posters of rapist Lee (Credit: ITV)

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After the news that Robert actor Ryan Hawley has 'quit' the ITV soap, fans have become convinced that Robert will KILL Lee and be sent to jail for the murder.

I hope Robert and Aaron kill Lee. He deserves to die.

Others fear Robert might be the one to be killed.

Unable to believe that the strong bond between Robert and Aaron could be broken any other way, some viewers think the only plausible exit could be if Robert dies or goes to prison.

One sofa theorist tweeted: "So do we think Robert is going to kill Victoria's rapist and go to prison as an exit or run?"

Another said: "Wonder if they will have Robert kill Victoria's rapist #Emmerdale."

A third added: "I think Robert will probably end up going to jail for killing Victoria's rapist."

"I hope Robert and Aaron kill Lee. He deserves to die," observed one bloodthirsty viewer.

Viewers know that, because Victoria left it so long before reporting the violent sexual assault to the police, there was no usable DNA to prove she was attacked.

Victoria was brutally raped after a night clubbing with friends (Credit: ITV)

The police were forced to drop charges against him due to insufficient evidence.

Ryan is set to leave the soap at the very end of this year.

A source told The Sun : "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."

Emmerdale has not yet confirmed Ryan's departure.

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