Isabel Hodgins and Matthew Wolfenden will return to Emmerdale following the race row investigation.

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Isabel Hodgins and Matthew Wolfenden of Emmerdale are set to return following the race row investigation.

Victoria Sugden and David Metcalfe have been missing from Emmerdale for a few months, with their absence explained on-screen by a trip to Portugal.

Following an investigation into an alleged racist remark directed at a mixed-race actress, Emmerdale stars Isabel Hodgins and Matthew Wolfenden will return to the ITV soap.

Victoria Sugden and David Metcalfe have been absent from the show for months, with their absence explained by a trip to Portugal.

They are, however, set to return, with ITV executives reportedly accepting that the alleged remark and mockery were “misheard.”

There will be no formal action taken against the two long-running soap stars, and they are expected to return to set.

“ITV conducted a thorough investigation into the allegations made, with witness statements taken,” a source told The Sun.

Matthew and Isabel’s explanation was accepted by their bosses, and they were allowed to return to work.

“However, ITV has made it clear that racism and bullying will not be tolerated. They have also offered guidance to the subject of their alleged remarks on how to deal with the pair’s return.”

Isabel, 28, was recently seen at her Harrogate flat, while Matthew, 41, was recently spotted arriving at the Leeds studio.

Isabel’s character Victoria was almost killed by Meena Jutla (Paige Sandhu) during the filming of Super Soap Week, according to reports.

Aaron Anthony, who plays Ellis Chapman, was previously reported to have had a falling out with Matthew and Isabel, who both denied the accusations.

After the investigation into what allegedly happened on set in December, it was reported that the actor had quit his role as Ellis.

Aaron allegedly told his bosses he wouldn’t be renewing his contract when it expired, according to a source, while an Emmerdale spokesperson had no comment on the matter.

“Aaron is bitterly angry about this situation,” a source told The Sun, “and he had to be persuaded to return to Leeds to film his scenes in recent months.”

“He’s been filming for a couple of weeks, but it’s been agreed that those scenes will be his last.”

“He has been outspoken about the allegations and the way the bosses have handled the investigations.

“He now believes that his show’s position is untenable.”

Emmerdale airs at 7 p.m. on weekdays, with an extra episode at 7 p.m. on Saturdays.

The news is summarized on Brinkwire.

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