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.
“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.