She appeared on This Morning last month to address the rumours and unfortunately for fans, confirmed that they were true.
But she promised that viewers will still be able to enjoy Pete “for a while yet” before his exit.
“I can’t even tell you how he’s going, I’m afraid, because we haven’t actually written it yet,” she said.
“We will all miss him. He’s a lovely actor, but yes, he’s going. Before he goes, we’ve got him on screen for a while yet.”
Could Pete’s end be in sight before things get serious with Tracy?
Or is there another exit on the cards?
Emmerdale continues tonight at 7pm on ITV.