Thomas Atkinson’s portrayal of Lachlan White has had Emmerdale fans on the edge of their seats for months.
However, it was only a matter of time before his crimes caught up with him…
Last night (Thursday 6 September), the twisted teen’s world was turned upside down when police finally tracked him down and arrested him.
But not before the love of his life, Belle, was hit by a car and left fighting for her life in hospital.
At the end of the explosive week of episodes, Lachlan was behind bars – but for how long?
While fans predict the serial killer will escape, actor Thomas Atkinson has hinted that his departure from the soap isn’t too far away.
In a recent interview with Inside Soap, the 21-year-old actor chose his words very carefully when discussing his future…
Whilst the actor refused to confirm or deny the details of his character’s comeuppance, he did hint at a possible departure when he admitted he was going to miss the soap’s cast and crew the most.
He said: “You’ll have to wait and see. Every character does get their comeuppance eventually, so I will miss playing Lachlan if and when it does eventually come.”
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He added: “When I think about it, I’ve spent a quarter of my life on Emmerdale, and that’s a long time for anybody.
“I was quite a shy person when I joined, but I feel like I’ve grown out of that now. The people are what I’ll miss the most.
“I remember a speech that John Bowe made on his last day. John has worked on a lot of stuff – he’s done James Bond and things like that – but I remember him saying that Emmerdale had the best crew he’d ever worked with, and I agree with him.”
Thomas ended by saying: “I’ve loved my time here.”
It sounds pretty final to us!
Right now, Lachlan is languishing in jail after confessing his crimes.
But he has one last trick up his sleeve – the whereabouts of Rebecca White.
Using her as leverage, a smug Lachlan thinks he can negotiate with police.
Will Lachlan be Lucky one last time?
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