Emmerdale LEGEND sparks rumours of comeback after being spotted at soap set

(Image credit: ITV)

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Former Emmerdale star Kelvin Fletcher has given fans hope that he might be making a long-awaited return to the soap after being spotted at the ITV studios.

Kelvin played Andy Sugden for 20 years before leaving the soap in 2016 to focus on his career as a racing driver.

Kelvin Fletcher

Kelvin was in Emmerdale for 20 years before leaving in 2016 (Picture: ITV) (Image credit: Andrew Boyce)

Just last year Kelvin was back on our screens as he took part in the seventeenth series of Strictly Come Dancing.

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He wowed viewers and judges with his amazing footwork each week, and eventually went on to lift the glitter ball trophy with dance partner Oti Mabuse.

But Kelvin sparked rumours that he is making an Emmerdale come back yesterday when he shared a video of himself at the ITV studios in Leeds on his social media.

Kelvin Fletcher Strictly Come Dancing

Kelvin won Strictly Come Dancing in 2019 (Picture: BBC)

Kelvin shared his trip with his fans via an Instagram Stories video.

Speaking to his followers Kelvin shared: "It's been years since I was here. But before you get excited, sadly it's not a return to Emmerdale. I'm just here doing some filming for ITV.

"But either way, I have goosebumps!"

So while it isn't quite the news Emmerdale fans were hoping for, Kelvin has revealed that he will always hold his time on Emmerdale close to his heart...

Kelvin Fletcher Emmerdale

Sadly we won't be seeing Kelvin filming in The Woolpack any time soon... (Picture: ITV) (Image credit: Andrew Boyce)

"The storylines on Emmerdale were great, the show was great, and the morale around the place was great.

"But I found myself in this weird position. They had given me this sense of belief and sense of confidence, and I felt that artistically, I was really coming into my own.

"I had a real appetite to do other things play different characters and work in different areas."

Emmerdale will temporarily air a reduced schedule of three episodes a week.

Watch on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7pm on ITV.

Claire Crick
Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch

Claire is Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch and has been a journalist for over 15 years, writing about everything from soaps and TV to beauty, entertainment, and even the Royal Family. After starting her career at a soap magazine, she ended up staying for 13 years, and over that time she’s pulled pints in the Rovers Return, sung karaoke in the Emmerdale village hall, taken a stroll around Albert Square, and visited Summer Bay Surf Club in sunny Australia. 

After learning some tricks of the trade at websites Digital Spy, Entertainment Daily, and Woman & Home, Claire landed a role at What’s On TV and whattowatch.com writing about all things TV and film, with a particular love for Aussie soaps, Strictly Come Dancing and Bake Off

She’s interviewed everyone from June Brown — AKA Dot Cotton — to Michelle Keegan, swapped cooking tips with baking legend Mary Berry backstage at the NTAs, and danced the night away with soap stars at countless awards bashes. There’s not a lot she doesn’t know about soaps and TV and can be very handy when a soapy question comes up in a pub quiz! 

As well as all things soap-related, Claire also loves running, spa breaks, days out with her kids, and getting lost in a good book.