EMMERDALE fans fear exit for David Metcalfe after being forced to sell up.
The shopkeeper, played by Matthew Wolfenden, has been going through a tough time and been forced to sell up in the current economic crisis.
After putting up the For Sale signs, David's ex Leyla reassured him nobody would buy the shop before Christmas.
David was angry that the residents weren't buying coffee from him as he is struggling financially.
He makes it obvious that he is gutted that his business is going bust and has to sell up.
He said: "I'm going to cut my losses, sell up and ship out."
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Then he confirmed that he's spoken to step-son Jacob and decided to sell the house as well as the shop.
Could it be David last Christmas in the Dales?
Taking to Twitter, one said: "Wonder whether David will be leaving the village?"
Another wrote: "It's a sign David, move on – move away!"
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A third penned: "If only David had shown as much interest in his business as his love life he wouldn't have to sell up and move."
All of David’s options for keeping his business afloat seemed to have run out.
His Christmas grotto wasn’t the success he’d hoped, as people came in to take pictures of how nice it looked and then went away to order the stuff online.
Kim had turned down his offer of investing in the business, telling him that it could be a goldmine but not with him in charge.
Dad Eric refused to help David with his financial struggles too.
Leyla has tried to support him which have fans thinking their relationship could be rekindled.
They first got together in 2009 and in 2010 were almost torn apart when David found out about Leyla’s secret son, Jacob, who now considers David his dad.
More recently David covered for Leyla and tried to get help for her when he discovered her drugs problem.
With both their relationships currently on the rocks, could romance once again be on the cards for Leyla and David?
Coming up on the ITV soap, David is left devastated after overhearing something he shouldn't have.
David overhears Jacob's friend refer to Leyla and Liam Cavanagh as Jacob's Mum and Dad after the teen mistakenly told his mates.
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David, who shares a close bond with his stepson and considers him his own son, is heartbroken by the mishap and Jacob is mortified.
Will Jacob be able to patch things up with David?
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