Emmerdale actor, Matthew Wolfenden has confirmed that his soap character, David Metcalfe will engage in a secret affair with pretty barmaid Priya Sharma, and that his alter-ego will enjoy all the secret snogging sessions!
Fans of the hit ITV soap will know that David is married to jail-bird Alicia (Natalie Anderson) in order to keep custody of her young son, Jake while she is inside. However, the sham marriage hit a bump in the road when Alicia admitted to David before being sent down that she was actually in love with him, feelings that he doesn’t seem to reciprocate!
Now, with prison visits to awkward for him to attend, David has confided all his troubles, and the truth about his fake wedding, to Priya (Fiona Wade) who saw an opportunity to cash in on the hunky shop owner by asking him out.
David said no at first, but now Matthew Wolfenden who plays him has revealed that the pair will indeed begin a secret romance, and that his character is set to enjoy the thrill of the secrecy!
Speaking to Inside Soap magazine, Wolfenden confessed: “He’s still playing daddy to Jacob, but he’s also set to develop a soft spot for Priya.
“They’re going to go off for secret snogs in the woods!”
Matthew then went on to discuss the upcoming live 40th anniversary celebratory episode, of which Dominic Power (who plays Cameron Murray) previously revealed to Unreality TV would heavily involve the current Chas/Cameron affair storyline, meaning that Matthews off-screen fiancée, Charley Webb (who plays betrayed Debbie Dingle) will be playing a big part.
He said: “I’m one of the lucky ones, because I’m not doing too much!
“But Charley is doing an awful lot. She’s got one of the biggest parts in it.”
Emmerdale can be seen week nights on ITV1/ITV1 HD.