06/02/2015 07:20 GMT | Updated 06/02/2015 07:59 GMT

‘Emmerdale' Fans Left Stunned By Katie Sugden's Dramatic Exit, As Sammy Winward Bows Out After 14 Years (PICS)

‘Emmerdale’ fans took to Twitter on Thursday night, sharing their shock as Sammy Winward’s character Katie Sugden died.

Sammy announced that she was leaving the soap last year, however bosses managed to keep her final storyline a total secret.

Katie finally found proof of Robert's affair

In Thursday’s show, fans saw Katie plummet to her death after an argument with Robert.

Andy’s wife had finally secured proof of Robert’s affair with Aaron, and when she refused to hand him the phone containing the evidence, a physical struggle ensued and when the floor fell through, Katie went with it.

Sammy’s final scenes have divided fans on Twitter. While some were left stunned, a number have complained that the scene didn’t do Sammy’s 14 years on the soap justice.

Elsewhere in the village, there's been plenty of drama, and new arrival Emma Barton looks set to cause problems.

Bosses are also planning to revisit Val's HIV storyline, when the character suffers from a new health crisis.

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