There’s sad news from the Emmerdale camp today as it’s been revealed that actors Charley Webb and Matthew Wolfenden – who play the roles of Debbie Dingle and David Metcalfe respectively – have called time on their relationship.
However, both Matthew and Charley say they intend to remain friends for the sake of their three year old son, Buster.
Last night, Matthew took to Twitter to say, “Thank you so much for all your lovely messages…
“Unfortunately these things happen, and it’s very sad. Buster is our main priority always. X”
The Sun reports that just a few weeks ago, Matthew revealed in an interview, “Charley hates being the centre of attention. I love it, but she hates it.
“I don’t think it’ll be a big do, although it’ll probably turn into one.
“When you say it’ll just be friends and family, it ends up being loads of people. I think we’re going to do it abroad. I’d do it on a beach in shorts.
“We got engaged on Christmas Day 2009, so it was quite a while ago now. We want to plan the perfect wedding…
“We definitely want to start planning for another child, so that might end up coming first, before a wedding.
“It’d be great to have children involved in the day – I could see Buster running riot!”
The news of Charley and Matthew’s parting of the ways comes hot on the heels of reports that Charley’s brother Jamie Lomas – who’s due to appear for the first time in his new role as Jake Stone on EastEnders next week – is similarly experiencing relationship troubles with his wife, Corrie actress Kym Lomas.
Kym and Jamie are understood to be currently living apart while they decided on their long-term future.
How very, very sad for them all, and having met Matthew and Charley, I feel especially sad over their news. They’re both such lovely people.
Here’s a reminder of a red-carpet interview with Matthew from last year…