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Is Ethan Anderson dead on Emmerdale and is actor Emile John leaving the ITV soap opera?

Ethan Anderson faces jail in Emmerdale after his dad Charles reported him to police over the car crash that left Nicky injured

Ethan Anderson faces jail in Emmerdale after his dad Charles reported him to police over the car crash that left Nicky injured

Ethan Anderson is at the center of a huge Emmerdale storyline.

The character – played by Emile John – became part of a big storyline when he abandoned his friend Nicky after crashing his car. Nicky wanted to be with Suni as soon as possible after coming face to face with his homophobic attackers, but he had been drinking, so Ethan wouldn’t let him drive and insisted he drive instead.




When he saw a police car in front of him, he tried to turn around, fearing that he would go over the limit and that it would affect his upcoming new job. As a result, he crashed the car and moved Nicky into the driver’s seat before fleeing.

Upon learning that his son was responsible for the crime, Charles Anderson reported the matter to the police, and Ethan knew his time was up. Tonight he was preparing for his court hearing because he knew he was potentially facing prison.

However, he became worried about Dawn after noticing an exchange between Rose Jackson and Ruby Fox-Miligan. He thought Dawn might be hurt by Mom’s behavior and asked Dad if he should say something, but didn’t reveal what. After some discussion, he decided he needed to tell Dawn and left her a voicemail.

As he prepared for the hearing, telling his friend he needed to talk to her, his dad Charles disappeared into the other room to do something. He called for his son, but when he returned to the room to see why Ethan wasn’t responding to him, he saw that his son had fallen to the floor – but would he be okay?

Soon, panic broke out in the family, and Charles worried about his son’s health and whether everything would be okay. Can Ethan pull it off – or will it be a shocking and brutal end for a character who first appeared about three years ago?

Sadly, it was confirmed tonight that Ethan had died from a collapse, as devastated Charles and Manpreet broke the sad news to Claudette, who broke down in tears upon learning of her grandson’s death.