Emmerdale's Mike Parr: Why Ross shot Robert and what he wants in return! (VIDEO)

The secret is out - it was Ross Barton who shot Robert Sugden outside The Woolpack! All was revealed in a special 'rewind' episode of Emmerdale on Thursday night, which showed the events leading up to village baddie Robert's shock shooting (opens in new tab) a few weeks ago.

"It's a really clever twist," said Mike Parr, who plays Ross. "I think it's based on a film, Strangers On A Train, where two guys on a train have a similar issue and come up with a plan."

Viewers saw Ross and Andy Sugden make an unexpected killers' pact in the flashback episode. Ross would kill Andy's hated brother, Robert, but in exchange, Andy must bump-off Ross's brother, Pete. So far, no one suspects what Ross and Andy have plotted. But there's one big problem - both Robert and Pete are still alive!

"Ross will want Andy to go through with his side of the deal and is going to put a lot of pressure on him to do it," continues Michael. "But if Andy doesn't do it, what will Ross do to Andy?"

Watch our video chat with Mike to find out more about the killer pact, what the future holds for forbidden lovers, Debbie and Ross, and whether the Barton brother feud will ever end! "]

Emmerdale (opens in new tab) continues weekdays at 7pm on ITV.

Simon has long been a fan of soap operas, and especially loves OVER-THE-TOP plots involving evil twins, hair-pulling catfights and natural disasters.

Anyone remember the Sunset Beach earthquake/tidal wave?

Or when Krystle Carrington got locked in the attic and replaced by look-a-like Rita in Dynasty?!


Simon has written for a variety of TV and childrens’ magazines/websites including Inside Soap, Nickelodeon, What’s On TV, Radio Times, Metro, Girl Talk, Disney Girl, Toxic! and Digital Spy.

He has reported LIVE from the red carpet at The British Soap Awards interviewing glammed-up stars from soapland, and hosted a Facebook LIVE session for Metro with Home and Away legend Ray Meagher (Alf "Stone the flamin' crows!" Stewart) to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Aussie soap.


Simon is also co-author of The Treasures Of Coronation Street (Carlton Books)


And the writer and director of (very!) low budget fright flick, Midsummer Night's EVIL and the sequel webisodes series, The Hatchet Woods HORROR.