Actress Gaynor Faye announced she was departing Emmerdale after seven years playing Megan Macey on Monday May 20, and now it's been revealed what she's off to do next.
The 47-year-old star is to depart her role as wedding planner Megan because she is set to return to the stage.
She also revealed she wants to travel with her 18-year-old son, Oliver.
In her interview with OK! magazine, in which she revealed she was leaving the soap, the actress explained:
"I'm going to be going into a new theatre production, but I have to keep the details secret for now.
"It's starting in November and then going on tour."
I'm going to be going into a new theatre production
She also spoke about her plans to go travelling with her family before her son is "too busy" to go with them.
"My son is about to finish school and will probably be going to university soon," she said. "We want to do some travelling together before he leaves."
"I doubt we'll be backpacking, but my family and I want to get out there and see some of the world together before he gets too busy."
Gaynor revealed she was leaving the show after seven years saying she'd "naturally reached" the time for her to head out and do different things.
While Gaynor - who previously played Judy Mallett on Coronation Street from 1995 to 1999 - admitted it's "a risk" to leave the show, she is keen to push herself out of her comfort zone.
Last year she said she would concentrate most of her efforts on "pursuing world peace" via her Buddhist organisation, Soka Gakkai International - which aims to empower individuals towards positive change - if she wasn't an actress.
She told Inside Soap magazine: "I'm a Buddhist, so I'd be working with Soka Gakkai International, which is my Buddhist organisation, in the pursuit of world peace.
"I do that anyway, but obviously because I work as an actor and writer, a lot of my time is taken up with that.
"But if I wasn't an actress, I'd concentrate most of my efforts on that."
In Emmerdale, Megan has recently caused a car accident when texting while driving.
She hit Jamie Tate, who then ran over Eric Pollard who ended up needing a hip operation.
Although Jamie was initially blamed for it - and Eric was given a hard time for stepping out into the road too - Megan has now come clean that it was her fault.
Will she end up in prison for dangerous driving? Could that be her exit storyline?
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