Ross Barton has made a huge decision which has left his girlfriend Rebecca White heartbroken – he is leaving Emmerdale without her. The turn of events came as Rebecca couldnt leave the village without Seb but also didnt want things to end up in court with Robert Sugden after they have come so far.
Rebeccas determination to take the legal route faltered when Aaron Dingle pleaded with her not to take Seb and when Rebecca reached out to Robert and they agreed that Seb was lucky to have so many people who loved him, Rebecca asked Ross if they could put their plans on hold.
Ross reluctantly agreed but after a heart to heart with Charity which made him see that he isnt happy in the village and wont be until he moves away, he sat down with Rebecca to break the news that he had changed his mind.
He told her that he was not breaking up with her but went on to say that he had to accept this job and get away or he might never go. Rebecca was left tearful and concluded that it would be best all round if they broke things off entirely.
As she rushed out, upset, Ross watched his chance of a happy future with the woman he loves go out the door. Having only just told her that he wanted to expand their family, he is crushed but stands by his decision and says his goodbyes in an episode which airs tomorrow.
As he bids farewell to Moira and Pete, Ross mind is made up but can he and Rebecca part on good terms? Or might she have a change of heart after realising that this is her chance to have a happy future too?
The only issue that would remain is Seb and where he would go.
Fans will have to tune in to see how Ross story ends.