Paul Lambert's Emmerdale return
Paul Lambert is back in 'Emmerdale' next month for a short stint that could lead to a permanent return, after the ''groundbreaking'' gay character left the show last year
Paul Lambert will be returning to 'Emmerdale' next month.
The gay character, played by 36-year-old Mathew Bose, left the Yorkshire Dales in 2009 after five years on the show but could soon be back on the TV screens as a permanent fixture once more after his short stint back in the village in June.
A source said: "He's coming back for a few episodes but it could lead to a permanent return. The character was groundbreaking and a massive hit with viewers."
In 2008 Paul became the first soap character to marry his boyfriend on screen, but his comeback will see him returning from Australia for his sister Nicola De Souza's (Nicola Wheeler) wedding without his husband Jonny Foster (Richard Grieve).
Mathew is delighted to be returning to the screen and working with his former co-stars once more.
The source told the Sun newspaper: "Mathew is really excited about returning to 'Emmerdale'. He loved playing Paul."
The actor quit the show last year after four-years on the programme, but was pleased the door had been left open for him.
Mathew said at the time: "I've had a brilliant time playing Paul but after four years, I have taken the decision to explore new projects.
"I'm grateful that the door will be left open for me to return in the future so this may not be the last we see of Paul."