'Emmerdale' producer Ian McLeod has teased that Kelvin Fletcher could reprise his role as Andy Sugden in the future.
The 33-year-old actor left the long-running ITV soap in summer last year and the door is open for his on-screen alter ego to come back out of hiding after being wrongly framed for shooting Lawrence White (John Bowe) by his jealous lover Chrissie (Louise Marwood) - the victim's daughter - even though she knows it was her own son Lachlan (Thomas Atkinson) who pulled the trigger.
According to the Daily Mirror newspaper, Ian said: "There are no plans to do that at the moment, but I'd have to be an idiot not to have it in the back of my mind, as Andy Sugden is such a huge character and Kelvin's an amazing actor.
"There's nothing on the table to that effect at present, but I never stop thinking about random, surprising things that might happen or people who may return, so I wouldn't rule it out."
Kelvin quit the Dales after 20 years in the farm boy role to explore other career opportunities with plans to crack the US movie market.
The handsome star previously said: "Certainly, yeah [he'd have a ago at films]. My American accent is alright and my Belfast accent is pretty good as well. My dad works up there quite a bit."
And, although he's keen to explore other ventures, Kelvin hasn't ruled out a return to the show either.
Following his departure, he said: "You never know with a long running show but that's for them [the producers] to kind of decide. I made that decision purely to go and explore other opportunities. At this moment in time, there's so much drama and good TV being produced, I'm really confident."
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