Emmerdale fans react as 'Ross Barton' returns to screens in crime drama series
19.09.2023 - 21:37
Emmerdale fans have shared their joy that "Ross Barton", as he was known on the popular soap, will return to screens featuring in a new crime drama series. Actor Mike Parr was last seen on the ITV soap back in 2018 before his sad exit from the show.
Many viewers were left upset at his departure from the show, when he left the Dales behind with Rebecca White and her son Seb to move to Liverpool following a tough few years for his character including a horrific acid attack.
Ross's ex Debbie Dingle, arranged for her ex Joe Tate to be "taught a lesson" but got the wrong man. Meanwhile, Rebecca was involved in a tragic car crash which killed her sister Chrissie and their father Lawrence and left her with brain damage.
But in exciting news, the actor will return to screens as part of the cast for ITV's The Long Shadow, which airs on Monday, September 25.
He wrote on Instagram announcing the news: "My giant head and nose with the wonderful @katherinekel in The Long Shadow on @itv Starts the 25th of September. Directed by @lewisaea."
Starring alongside Mike is former Corrie star Katherine Kelly, known for her role as Becky McDonald in the soap until 2012. The series follows the five-year manhunt for the Yorkshire Ripper back in the 1970s.
He will also be reunited with Charley Webb, who played Debbie in Emmerdale until 2021.
Fans soon rushed to the comments to react to the news, as one said: "Ooh will be watching this" while another wrote: "Ross Barton and Becky McDonald!"
A third quipped: "You plus Katherine.... this is an ITV drama I need to look up then" as a fourth added: "Finally seeing you back on the scene".
Emmerdale airs every weekday at 7.30pm. You can also watch all the episodes on ITVX.
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