Emmerdale star Matthew Wolfenden confirms new role - with tickets on sale now

Former Emmerdale star Matthew Wolfenden has confirmed a new role, with the actor set to appear in panto Jack and the Beanstalk.

The star, who played David Metcalfe on the ITV soap up until last year, will play the role of Jack in the Sunderland Empire production of the show.

Jack and the Beanstalk will run between December 13 and January 5, 2025 – and you can get your hands on tickets right here.

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Alongside the actor, the production will star Miss Rory as Dame Rorina Trott and Tom Whalley as Silly Simon.

“I am thrilled to be playing Jack in the iconic Jack and the Beanstalk this Christmas," Matthew said.

"Where better to spend Christmas than at the Sunderland Empire, one of the most beautiful theatres in the land. Can’t wait to see you there!”

Since his Emmerdale exit, Matthew has starred in the musical production of classic Christmas movie Elf, playing the role of Buddy.

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He also launched a podcast with fellow Emmerdale star Roxy Shahidi last month called Celebrity Side Hustles, which sees the pair "delve behind the scenes to chat with celebrity guests about everything".

Meanwhile, last month Matthew opened up about co-parenting his three children with his ex-wife and Emmerdale co-star Charley Webb, whom he split from last year.

"I think we're still finding our way, the good thing is me and Charley we're still best mates," he told Loose Women.

"That's fantastic. It's all quite new to us still at the moment but we're still finding our feet, finding a way to do it and do it well. I think we are."

Emmerdale airs on weeknights at 7.30pm on ITV1, and streams on ITVX.

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