Emmerdale’s Charley Webb and Matthew Wolfenden reunite with their co-stars for a New Year’s Eve bash – following his ‘race row embroilment’
Charley Webb and her husband Matthew Wolfenden celebrated New Year’s Eve with some of their Emmerdale co-stars, following reports of his involvement in an alleged racism bullying row.
The soap star couple, 33 and 41 respectively, were joined by Lucy Pargeter (Chas Dingle) Emma Atkins (Charity Dingle) Cain Dingle actor Jeff Hordley and his wife Zoe Henry, who’s had stints in both Emmerdale and EastEnders.
In photos shared to Charley’s Instagram, the soap clan looked closer than ever, as they posed for a snap captioned: ‘My New Years Eve Crew. Best night with some of my favouritests,’ followed by a heart.
Soap gang: Emmerdale’s Charley Webb and Matthew Wolfenden reunited with their co-stars for a New Year’s Eve bash – following his ‘race row embroilment’ (from L-R: Matthew, Jeff Hordley, his wife Zoe Henry – with Charley (r) pictured with Emma Atkins (l) in the bottom left snap and Lucy Pargeter in the right)
In a second photo, the Debbie Dingle actress and her onscreen mother Emma posed for a selfie as they embraced the lead-up to 2022.
MailOnline has contacted Emmerdale and representatives for the pair for comment.
A few days before Christmas, it was reported that Charley, who shares Buster, 11, six-year-old Bowie and Ace, two, with Matthew, is quitting Emmerdale following an alleged racism row involving her husband.
The soap star, who has played Debbie for 19 years, is said to be quitting the popular ITV soap ‘for good’.
Having fun: In photos shared to Charley’s Instagram, the soap clan looked closer than ever as they posed for snaps
An insider claimed that husband Matthew’s involvement in an alleged racism bullying row on set ‘fuelled her decision’.
Charley’s character Debbie, who is living in Scotland, has been absent from the show since the start of 2021.
A spokeswoman for Emmerdale told MailOnline at the time: ‘There are no current plans for Debbie Dingle to return.’
Goodbye! A few days before Christmas, it was reported that Charley, who shares Buster, 11, six-year-old Bowie and Ace, two, with Matthew, is quitting Emmerdale following an alleged racism row involving her husband
Long time: The actress has played Debbie Dingle on the soap opera for almost 20 years (pictured on the show in 2005)
‘Charley is closing the door on Emmerdale for good and won’t be going back,’ they told The Sun.
‘The past few months have given her time to think about the future and it is one that doesn’t involve Emmerdale. Matthew being caught up in the row on set fuelled her decision to step away’.
In October, Matthew was accused of making an inappropriate comment to a mixed-race female cast member on set.
He and Isabel Hodgins, who plays Victoria Sugden, were also facing claims that the mixed-race actress’s accent was ‘mimicked’. They have both denied the allegations.
It was later alleged that he had also had a row with Aaron Anthony, who plays Ellis Chapman.
Anthony, 28, has reportedly told Emmerdale bosses that he will quit the show when his contract expires.
Allegations: Matthew (pictured with Charley in 2014) and Isabel Hodgins were faced with claims that the actress’s accent had been mimicked. They denied all allegations