Declan is 'ruthless', says Emmerdale star Jason Merrells
Jason Merrells insists his 'Emmerdale' character Declan Macey is "capable of anything" after he bludgeoned his wife Charity in last night's episode (24.09.14)
Emmerdale's Jason Merrells has said his character is "capable of anything."
The 45-year-old has admitted that he believes his character in the soap, Declan Macey, is extremely volatile, following violent scenes between him and his on-screen wife Charity (Emma Atkins).
In last night's episode (24.09.14), viewers were left shocked as Declan bludgeoned the blonde beauty over the head after she attempted to attack him with an axe.
Talking about the evil character, he told The Sun newspaper: "He's ruthless and can be psychopathic. So once his whole world has been turned upside down by the one thing he loved, then he's capable of anything."
Scenes in recent weeks have been building up to a showdown between the couple, after Declan learned that Charity had aborted their baby. Until this week, viewers were led to believe that Charity's sister Megan (Gaynor Faye) had been spiking her sibling's drink, but in a shocking twist it was revealed that Declan has been the one poisoning his wife.
While it appeared that Declan had killed Charity in last night's show, a surprising turn of events in this evening's episode (25.09.14) will see Charity wake up and attempt to fight the creepy criminal.
The actor - who appeared in 'Waterloo Road' before joining the ITV soap - hinted that the storyline will thrill viewers as it unveils in the following days, saying: "It's a massive storyline. I think there will be moments when viewers are scared and they jump.
"What I found scary is the matter-of-factness. He's almost saying to Charity, 'Just be practical, this has got to happen'."