Sam Hall axed from Emmerdale

Sam Hall has been axed from Emmerdale credit:Bang Showbiz
Sam Hall has been axed from Emmerdale credit:Bang Showbiz

Sam Hall has reportedly been axed from 'Emmerdale'.

The 20-year-old actor has portrayed Samson Dingle since he was just five years old but has been left "absolutely gutted" after producers told him they were killing off his alter ego.

The decision is said to not have been popular with the cast, leaving Sam's on-screen family "angry".

A source told The Sun on Sunday newspaper: “Sam had a meeting with bosses earlier this month where they broke the news.

“He has been left devastated. He’s grown up with his on-screen Dingle clan and they are all very protective of him.

“Some of the cast even went to talk to bosses about their decision.

“As news of his axing swept through the building there were quite a lot of angry Dingles.

“The fact that they are planning on killing him off means there’ll be no way back for him either.

“He’s absolutely gutted.”

Sam - whose storylines have included being a teenage dad - previously admitted he enjoyed it when the younger cast members took centre stage on the show.

He told "I think it’s great to give the teenagers these storyline as it gives us a chance to film something different and show the younger people in the village.

"I love the scenes where he is getting up to not good without a doubt. I would be friends with Samson in real life because deep down he is a good lad!’"

And he was excited for the future of his alter ego.

He added: "As my character gets older, it gives me the opportunity to be in bigger storylines and the chance to develop Samson’s character.

"I’ve enjoyed every minute of working there and look forward to the rest. I love being a Dingle, I couldn’t ask for anything better. It’s great every time I get to film with the family. In fact after filming with them for so many years, it doesn’t feel like work at all."

An 'Emmerdale' spokesperson declined to comment.