Jason Merrells won't return to Emmerdale

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 2 April 2016
Jason Merrells as Declan Macey

Jason Merrells as Declan Macey

Jason Merrells has admitted he doesn't see himself returning to 'Emmerdale' any time soon because he's too busy doing other things

Jason Merrells doesn't want to return to 'Emmerdale'.

The 47-year-old actor - who was known for playing bad boy Declan Macey in the soap for four years - turned his back on the ITV show two years ago and doesn't yet regret his decision because it's allowed him to spread his wings.

He said: "I left 'Emmerdale' and got on a plane to Guadeloupe in the Caribbean to film 'Death in Paradise'. No one is ever unhappy about a gig on that show.

"Then I did 'Safe House' with Christopher Eccleston, and went into the theatre to perform in 'Twelve Angry Men'.

"I'm lucky because I've had varied and interesting jobs which is exactly what I was after."

However, the handsome actor - who is now starring in theatre - does miss the hustle and bustle of the soap set.

Speaking to Inside Soap magazine, he explained: "I think we did everything we could with Declan. I miss the speed of the show and the buzz you get from knocking it out the park every day. But I don't think there's any unfinished business for Declan. Well, not at the moment."

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