Thomas Atkinson – aka Lachlan – hints he’s leaving Emmerdale

What's his next move?

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.

Lachlan White captured
Time’s up Lachlan (Credit: ITV)

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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.

Lachlan White on the loose
Lachlan gave up running once Belle had been hurt (Credit: ITV)

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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.”

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!

Jailed for life? Or one last shot at freedom? (Credit: ITV)

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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