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Fans convinced Adam Thomas is returning to Emmerdale after THIS cryptic social media post

Adam Thomas on the red carpet
File photo dated 09/11/17 of former <a href="/emmerdale/" data-source-seowords>Emmerdale</a> star Adam Thomas who has paid tribute to his father following his death at the age of 72. Dougie James, a soul singer who found success in the 1970s, died last month. As well as Adam, 32, he was father to Coronation Street star Ryan, 36, and Adam's twin brother, Scott. (Image credit: PA)

The former Emmerdale actor sent fans into a frenzy after revealing he was reading a new script...

Emmerdale fans have been left hoping that Adam Thomas might be returning to the soap after he dropped cryptic hints on social media.

The actor, who left the role of Adam Barton back in 2018, teased fans with a message about picking up a script again.

Emmerdale Adam Thomas chats to Moira and Jai

Could Adam be returning to Emmerdale as Adam Barton? (Picture: ITV)

The actor told his followers: "Can't remember the last time I picked up a script... time to get back."

The Twitter post send fans into a frenzy after it seemed that the 'time to get back' part hinted that Adam could be returning to his old stomping ground.

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The rumour mill was then sent into overdrive when current Emmerdale star Bhasker Patel, who plays Rishi Sharma, replied to Adam's post.

Bhasker said: "Coming (to the) Dales by any chance?

"That laughter is well missed in Yorkshire! Oh and your hugs! Out of this world!"

But it seems that fans won't be seeing another Barton in the village any time soon.

Adam simply replied to Bhasker with, "Aww mate, I would love to see your face again".

Adam Barton played by Adam Thomas

Fans would love to see Adam return to Emmerdale (Picture: ITV)

But Bhasker wasn't the only one who thought that Adam could be making a village return.

Fans in a frenzy

The actor was inundated with messages from fans hoping that he is making a return to the soap.

One fan commented, "Please come back to Emmerdale!".

Another added, "Oh we could do with Adam to bring some fun and laughter to Emmerdale, everyone would love you to return".

Another fan replied: "It had better be an Emmerdale script!".

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Sadly for Emmerdale fans Adam was remaining tight-lipped about what the script was for.

Fans of the soap will remember that Adam left after nine years to pursue other projects.

Since then he has presented I'm A Celebrity spin off show Extra Camp and starred in BBC drama Moving On.

Adam also took on the challenge of a lifetime while appearing in ITV's Don't Rock The Boat.

Emmerdale airs weeknights at 7pm on ITV, with an extra episode at 8pm on Thursdays - see our TV Guide for full listings.

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.