'Emmerdale's Mark Jordon to stay on the soap, despite allegedly biting pensioner in pub row

Ben Arnold
Contributor
Mark Jordon (Credit: Rex)

Mark Jordon is reportedly to stay on Emmerdale for the time being, despite facing charges of GBH and assault following a pub fight.

The 53-year-old actor is accused of biting 67-year-old Andy Potts on the face during the incident, which took place in July at the Farrars Arms in Oldham, Greater Manchester.

A source on the soap told The Sun: “Producers have spent a lot of time weighing up what to do about the situation.

“He has been waiting a while for them to make a decision, but they finally told him this week he can continue to appear on screen.

“They understand it’s a very serious situation but they don’t think suspending him will help anything – especially while legal matters are still ongoing.”

ITV has not commented on keeping him in the show, but previously told MailOnline: “This is a personal matter.”

In a statement, Greater Manchester Police said: “Mark Jordon of Tamewater Court, Oldham, has been charged with GBH and section 39 common assault. He will appear at Tameside Magistrates’ Court on November 8.

(Credit: ITV)

“Shortly before 9.30pm on Sunday, July 1, 2018, police were called to reports of an assault on Shaw Hall Bank Road in Oldham. A 67-year-old man was taken to hospital with facial injuries.”

Jordon first played ex-squaddie Daz Spencer in the show in 2014, becoming a regular character in 2017.

His partner is Laura Norton, who plays Kerry Wyatt on the soap.

He will appear before magistrates on November 8.

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