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Emmerdale actress Shila Iqbal FIRED from soap over historic racist tweets

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Shila Iqbal has been fired from Emmerdale over historic racist tweets [Getty]

ITV have confirmed that Shila Iqbal has been fired from her role on Emmerdale as a result of historic tweets, which are reported by Mail Online to be racist. 

Shila Iqbal, 24, plays Aiesha Richards on the soap and was made a series regular at the start of March. 

A spokesperson for Emmerdale said: “As a consequence of historic social media posts, Shila Iqbal has left her role as Aiesha …

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