Emmerdale star Charley Webb said no to Debbie Dingle and David Metcalfe on-screen romance!
However, Charley has revealed that not only is she fed up of people asking when she and Matthew are going to get married, she also turned down the scriptwriters’ offer to have her character involved in an on-screen romance with David Metcalfe, who is of course Matthew’s character.
First, of the barrage of questions about when/if she and Matthew are going to get married, Charley told New! magazine, “People say to me all the time, ‘Why aren’t you married?’
“People are obsessed by it. We’ve got a little boy, which is much more important.”
And of the show’s writers suggesting Debbie and David become an item in the village, Charley said, “I said no – we’d kill each other. It’s really important to have that separate life.”
Charley is of course set to play a pivotal role in next week’s landmark live broadcast which is to celebrate 40 years of the rural soap, and of that, she said, “I’m quite nervous.
“It’s massively important to ITV and something that will be remembered, so when you’re involved with something like that it’s nerve-wracking.”
We will see Debbie giving birth to her son during the live show, who was of course conceived in order to be a so-called saviour sibling for Debbie’s sick daughter Sarah.
Here’s a reminder of the promo for the 40th anniversary week of episodes…