Emmerdale aired dramatic scenes on Thursday night as Jamie Tate crashed his car into a lake - but does he die, and is he really leaving the ITV soap?

The twist came out of nowhere with no spoilers hinting at an accident or a shocking death on the show.

Just months after fans speculated an exit was on the cards, after actor Alexander Lincoln uploaded new professional headshots onto his Instagram, his character now looks set to meet a gruesome end.

The character was secretly fleeing the village when he almost collided with an oncoming car, driven by Chas Dingle.

After swerving, Jamie crashed into a lake and his car sank - with his fate yet to be confirmed...

Emmerdale aired dramatic scenes on Thursday night as Jamie Tate crashed his car into a lake (

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Does Jamie die in Emmerdale? What happened to him?

Jamie was driving along the country road but was not paying attention, so he did not see he had travelled into the path of another vehicle.

He and the other driver, Chas Dingle, both screamed out before swerving away from each other.

While they avoided a collision, Jamie lost control of the car and sped through some bushes on the side of the road.

Jamie did not emerge after impact, and his car soon sank pretty quickly (

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As he sped through them, his car then ploughed into a huge lake that was near the road.

Jamie did not emerge after impact, and his car soon sank pretty quickly - with his fate not known.

Is Jamie still alive?

Some viewers are predicting he made it out of the car before it went into the lake, while others think he got out after.

While there are very few clues about his fate or his whereabouts, fans think in soap style he will return some time later.

After all, his own mother Kim Tate faked her death once in similar circumstances.

Who plays Jamie, and is the actor leaving Emmerdale?

Emmerdale fans are asking if Jamie Tate is dead and if actor Alexander Lincoln is leaving the ITV soap (

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Jamie is played by actor Alexander Lincoln, who took on the role in 2019.

It's not confirmed whether the actor has quit the role and is leaving for good.

Viewers have questioned if he will leave given his character has made numerous exits recently, and not to mention Alex uploading headshots onto his Instagram page.

Emmerdale airs weeknights at 7pm on ITV, with an extra episode at 8pm on Thursdays.

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