Emmerdale’s Dominic Brunt takes major career step away from soap amid axe fears

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Emmerdale veteran Dominic Brunt has taken a huge career step away from the ITV soap amid fears he'll be axed.

Dominic, 52, has played fan favourite Paddy Dingle on the Dales for a whopping 25 years.

However, the actor has admitted he's scared his time on the soap will come to an end and his beloved character will be killed off.

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Although fans might know him best as Paddy, the soap star is also a talented film director with a love for the horror genre.

He's already directed several scary flicks of his own, but he recently announced his latest film, Wolf Manor, had entered onto the film festival circuit.

Dominic was clearly thrilled with the movie's early success and took to Twitter to share the career milestone with his fans.

He wrote: "Thank you to @FrightFest for hosting our Leicester Square premier last night. An amazing evening. @wolfmanorfilm Feeling rancid on the 6am train to Leeds this morning but full of pride for our cast and crew."

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Dominic's new film was shot in Shropshire, written by Pete Wild and Joel Ferrari and stars James Fleet from The Vicar of Dibley Early Doors star John Henshaw.

John previously opened up about his fear of being booted from Emmerdale with his character Paddy being killed off.

Speaking about the soap's 50th anniversary, he said: "If I was to go tomorrow though, I wouldn’t complain because I’ve had 25 amazing years – but long may it continue."

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The actor went on: "I absolutely love that job to pieces. I can’t explain to you what it means to me."

"I saw a picture the other day for the 25th anniversary and I’m in the picture, and I just think ‘oh my god, 25 years ago?’ It feels like seven. Your life just flashes along so quickly, but I’ve been so lucky."

John added: "God knows how many bullets I’ve dodged in that. I’m just so grateful that they’re still writing for us and trusting us with these storylines."

You can find out more about Wolf Manor here.

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