EMMERDALE fans are convinced they’ve uncovered a string of clues that points to Pierce Harris being Graham Foster’s killer.
HOAR Online exclusively revealed how the ex-military man – played by Andrew Scarborough – will be leaving the soap next week.
ITV have already released a list of six suspects: Kim, Andrea and Jamie Tate, as well as Jai Sharma, Charity and Marlon Dingle.
However, fans believe the clues point to Rhona’s rapist and ex-husband Pierce being the one who kills him.
Scenes earlier this week showed Graham making a mystery phone call before heading out and returning with blood on his hands.
Last month, Rhona learned that Pierce was going up for parole – could it be that Graham attacked Pierce as a warning to stay away?
Emmerdale fans think so, with one person saying: “So who was on Rhona’s phone that Graham heard the message and deleted it… Pierce? Who did Graham batter… Pierce? Who kills Graham… Pierce? Just saying!!”
Another added: “Pierce kills Graham, I reckon…”
A third said: “I honestly believe it will be Joe (returning) or Pierce (Rhonas ex who raped her) as hes being released from prison… i hope its one of these”
A fourth remarked: “My money is on Pierce, somehow, someway”.
Pierce was last seen when he was found guilty of raping his wife in 2017 and sentenced to five years in prison.
But viewers found out he will be released on parole after a phone call from Rhona’s victim liaison officer in December.
This coincides with Graham’s exit from the soap. Emmerdale showrunners decided to kill him off after being told by actor Andrew that he was leaving.
A source said: “Bosses know Graham is one of the show’s most popular characters so it’s not a decision that’s been taken lightly.
“They wanted to give him the ultimate send-off and what better way than a grisly murder?
“It’s going to kick off a massive new year for the soap with the Tates firmly at the forefront where they belong.”
However, an insider revealed that bosses have been dropping hints throughout the series of the killer’s identity.
They told us: “Bosses have spent months weaving in little details that will give viewers hints about who really killed Graham and why.
“It’s going to be explosive and definitely one to watch.”
Graham has since found happiness with vet Rhona, but has made many enemies.
This includes former lover Kim Tate and her son Jamie, after it emerged he could be the father of his daughter Millie.