Despite the fact that his tenure in the town is coming to an end, Matthew Wolfenden has played David Metcalfe in Emmerdale since 2006.
David Metcalfe, a star of the ITV soap opera, was brought to tears after seeing a montage of his time there.
The Emmerdale actor appeared on Wednesday’s This Morning and discussed his impending departure with hosts Holly Willoughby and Craig Doyle.
The actor was visibly moved as he reflected on his tenure on the program as the lookback at his character’s stories drew to a close.
When Craig realized how touched he was, he said, “Uh-Oh, he’s gone!!
David said, taking off his spectacles to massage his eyes, “Yeah, that’s really made me emotional, my goodness.”
The soap star was still crying as the topic of how he feels about leaving his on-screen family after all this time came up.
“Sorry, I’m still really emotional; it’s a huge part of my life,” he continued.
In 2006, Matthew made his Emmerdale debut. Since then, he has appeared in several dramatic plotlines.
Fans have witnessed his character’s struggle with testicular cancer throughout the course of his 17-year career, as well as other romantic dramas along the road as he avoided being killed by the village murderer.
But meeting his present wife Charley Webb, who portrayed Debbie Dingle in the soap opera, was thanks to his appearance on the program.
“You know what, I met my wife on the show, and we’ve had three kids,” he said, turning to Holly and Craig.
“I have had a fantastic profession for 18 years, but it has also given me a family.
So to sum it up, it has played a significant role in my life.
Even though it’s unclear how his character will leave the show, the 43-year-old actor admitted it won’t be a grisly demise.
The door is left open, they’re not murdering me off, as promised, he continued. I have the right to tell you that.
“So, who knows, I might be back, but we’ll see.”