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Former Emmerdale star Liam Fox announces new role after Dan Spencer exit

Former Emmerdale star Liam Fox has announced a new role following his exit as Dan Spencer last year.

The actor made his final appearance on the soap back in August, with Dan going to prison after the manslaughter of Lloyd Sawyer.

Liam has now revealed that he has joined the touring production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, where he will play the role of Grandpa Potts.

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Confirming the news on Instagram, Liam wrote: "Absolutely over the moon to be able to announce my next adventure post @itvxofficial @emmerdale as I join the cast of @chittyontour from this spring as #grandpapotts #actorslife #excited #blessed @uktheatre".

Many of Liam's Emmerdale co-stars sent their congratulations in the comments, with Vanessa Woodfield actress Michelle Hardwick writing: "Can’t wait to bring Teddy".

Priya Sharma star Fiona Wade added: "Amazing news!!! Yayyy!! So happy for you darling! Yesssss!!!", while Charles Anderson actor Kevin Mathurin wrote: "Congratulations, Foxy!"

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It comes after Liam revealed in November that he had landed a role as presenter on The Saturday Sports Roundup on Happy Radio UK, saying at the time that it was a "fresh adventure".

Speaking last year upon his Emmerdale exit, the actor admitted he had been contemplating leaving the soap for a while, telling The Mirror: "I had actually got to a point where I had been starting to think I needed a change to perhaps leave Emmerdale but I was struggling to have the bottle to make it.

"And so, when the producers first told me about what was going to happen to Dan, my immediate reaction was 'this is brilliant'. I knew it would mean I would be working flat out so I wanted to put everything into it."

Emmerdale airs on weeknights at 7.30pm on ITV1, and streams on ITVX.

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