Anthony Quinlan plans flatshare with his on-screen Emmerdale brothers

Emmerdale star Anthony Quinlan has revealed he is planning to move in with his on-screen brothers Michael Parr and Joe Gill.

The former Hollyoaks star plays farmer Pete Barton in ITV soap Emmerdale, who lives with his dad James (Bill Ward) and brothers Ross and Finn, played by Michael and Joe.

Anthony, who is an only child in real life, revealed: "They're top lads - absolutely great lads. I think there is a possibility of maybe moving in together over the next couple of months, so that should be entertaining and quite a bit of fun! I couldn't ask for a better family to be honest with you."

The actor, who played barman Gilly Roach in E4 soap Hollyoaks for six years until 2011, revealed he has been tuning in to BBC soap EastEnders to watch his former co-star Jamie Lomas.

Anthony said: "Jamie Lomas is my best pal. I still talk to a few of the guys - I see quite a few of the guys on regular occasions.

"I have been watching Jamie on EastEnders! He is doing really well, he has some interesting storylines coming up at the minute, which I think he is tackling really, really well. So long may that continue with him."


Patrick McLennan

Patrick McLennan is a London-based journalist and documentary maker who has worked as a writer, sub-editor, digital editor and TV producer in the UK and New Zealand. His CV includes spells as a news producer at the BBC and TVNZ, as well as web editor for Time Inc UK. He has produced TV news and entertainment features on personalities as diverse as Nick Cave, Tom Hardy, Clive James, Jodie Marsh and Kevin Bacon and he co-produced and directed The Ponds, which has screened in UK cinemas, BBC Four and is currently available on Netflix. 

An entertainment writer with a diverse taste in TV and film, he lists Seinfeld, The Sopranos, The Chase, The Thick of It and Detectorists among his favourite shows, but steers well clear of most sci-fi.