Emmerdale star Dean Andrews expects to retire after leaving the ITV soap

An Emmerdale star has said he expects to retire when he leaves the ITV soap.

Dean Andrews, 60, who plays Will Taylor in Emmerdale, has been discussing his future. This came following a chat with assembled media.

Will, who previously appeared in Life On Mars and sister series Ashes to Ashes, joined Emmerdale back in 2019. He’s a popular member of the soap and says the cast are like family.

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Discussing the point, Dean said: “We are like a little family and I do feel settled here. When the producers originally asked me if I'd like to come in, they said how long would you like to say and I said if I come in now, you'll have to kick me out. I'll stay as long as they want me to stay, however long they want me to stay is up to them but I'm of an age now, I'm in my 60s, so I'll probably retire after this job."

Dean discussed how being on a soap opera compares to other TV acting jobs. Will said: "I feel very settled. The other stuff we do (as actors), we’re there for three, four, five months or whatever we are and then we all disappear and go and do other stuff then we come back but here, I remember before I came in and people were saying it's like a family but it really is.

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“We are together - I definitely see Claire (King, who plays Kim Tate) more than I see my own wife.”

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