Katie Sugden fell to her death in Emmerdale twist

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 6 February 2015
Katie, Robert and Aaron

Katie catches Robert and Aaron in the act

Katie Sugden fell to her death in a shock twist on 'Emmerdale' last night (05.02.15) marking actress Sammy Winward's departure from the soap after 14 years

Katie Sugden fell to her death in a shock twist on 'Emmerdale' last night (05.02.15).

The blonde beauty, played by actress Sammy Winward, was seen falling through the floor of a barn on Wylie's Farm and plummeting to her death after being pushed by Robert Sugden (Ryan Hawley).

Katie had confronted Robert after his lover Aaron Livesy (Danny Miller) messaged her to let her know they'd been meeting up at the farm, where she finally got photographic evidence of him cheating on his fiancee Chrissie White (Louise Marwood).

Aaron had informed Katie about the location of his and Robert's rendezvous in a bid to get his lover to leave his fiancee, however, after Robert revealed he still planned to marry Chrissie, Aaron stormed off leaving him and Katie to come to blows.

Robert then desperately tried to convince Aaron that Katie deleted the image of them together herself and simply feel through the flooring without him pushing her, but viewers were left wondering whether he would fall for the tale.

Katie's death comes as Sammy departs the ITV soap after 14-years, with Danny expressing his surprise at the storyline.

He told Radio Times magazine: "Katie has been an integral part of 'Emmerdale'. And I'd imagined that the character would just leave. There was no reason to think that Aaron would be having anything to do with her exit.

"So to find out that I was going to be working so closely with Sammy right at the end of her contract was touching. And even though the scenes were dramatic, we had to keep the filming fun for Sammy."

The 24-year-old actor has revealed Robert will try to shift the blame of the tragic accident onto Aaron, reminding him it was he who invited Katie to the farm, resulting in his "mental state" being affected.

He added: "Aaron doesn't deal with guilt very well. And we know that he often ends up hurting himself at times like this. So for Robert to do this is very cruel."

Meanwhile, Sammy said of her departure from the popular drama earlier this month: "I'm going to miss everyone terribly. I've loved every second of playing Katie, but no one becomes an actor to play just one role, so now it's time for me to move on."

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