Emmerdale's Dean Andrews reveals why he doesn't want Will Taylor's secret getting out

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 18 March 2021
Dean Andrews

Dean Andrews

'Emmerdale' actor Dean Andrews doesn't want Will Taylor's involvement in DI Malone's death to get exposed in case it means he has to leave the ITV soap

Dean Andrews is worried he might have to leave 'Emmerdale' if Will Taylor's involvement in DI Malone's death gets exposed.

The 57-year-old star – who first appeared on the ITV soap in 2019 – has opened up after his character's daughter Dawn (Olivia Bromley) killed crooked police officer Mark Malone (Mark Womack) in self defence last summer.

Will and his ex Harriet Finch (Katherine Dow Blyton) helped cover up the crime by burying the body, which they later had to move to another location.

Dean joked: "I personally wouldn't want it to come out – because you know when it comes out, people are going to be leaving. So it can stay buried for me."

Vicar Harriet has locked herself in a cellar as punishment for moving Malone's body, and Dean isn't sure she and Will can save their on-screen relationship.

He added: "I don't honestly know. Sometimes when you talk about your character, you get slightly mixed up between yourself and the character!

"Obviously I'd love to continue working with Kath, who plays Harriet. But is there any way back after you've killed someone, buried them, dug them back up, moved their body? You wouldn't have thought so!

"When there is love at the centre of it all [though], who knows. I think that's why Will has helped along the way.

"He loves Dawn and Harriet, and he hated Malone. Whenever there's a deep love there, you never know."

Meanwhile, the former 'Ashes to Ashes' star previously a professional singer and then a qualified chef before he rocked up in the Dales, and he believes if he hadn't become a star of the small screen then he would be battering fish and cooking chips.

He said: "I started acting when I was 40, so I was quite late to it anyway. I was a professional singer from the age of 17 to 25 years or so.

"I don't think I'd still be doing that, though, as I did go back to catering college and qualified as a chef. I didn't want to be the singer who was still on stage when he was 55, trying to be all young and sexy.

"So I went to catering college, qualified as a chef and I started to run the catering at the golf club at the time. If I hadn't gone into acting, I think I'd be running a fish and chip shop."

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