Mark Jordon is an English actor famous for his appearances on various soap operas and Heartbeat.
The 56-year-old Mark is now set to star in the BBC hospital drama Holby City.
Why did he leave Emmerdale? And why was he arrested a few years ago?
We take a look at Mark Jordon’s career and personal life below …
Who plays Mark Jordon in Holby City?
The actor Mark Jordon plays the character Connor Coleman in Holby City in two episodes.
His role comes just under a week after the BBC confirmed they would cancel the show next year.
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The medical drama ends after 23 years in March 2022.
The BBC stated, “This tough decision reflects the BBC’s commitment to doing more programming across the UK and better representing, representing and serving all parts of the country.”
Why did Mark Jordon leave Emmerdale?
Mark played Daz Spencer in Emmerdale from 2014 to 2019.
He also played two other, but minor, roles in The Soap in 1986.
Daz was a popular character but was forced out of the soap in 2019 after his arrest.
Why was Mark Jordan arrested?
Mark was arrested after he was accused of biting and threatening a pensioner in an outdoor dining area.
However, he was ultimately found not guilty of brawling, unlawful wounding and bodily harm by beating.
He is now said to have spent thousands to clear his name in court.
Mark went on to speak of his year in Hell fighting the allegations and said he hoped to return to Emmerdale one day.
When one Twitter user said he would love to return to the soap, Mark replied, “I would like that too, I love the crew that does it, love my friends who play in it. Great performance. “
Meanwhile, on Good Morning Britain, he spoke about how traumatic he had found his ordeal.
He said to Kate Garraway and Richard Madeley, “I may be very boring, but I have a reputation for being a good character and a nice guy, so suddenly being branded as something pretty vicious and aggressive and all those statements that are about made you, it turns your world upside down.
“It was a lot of time Laura [his partner Laura Norton] would tell me that in my sleep I would scream that I had hives – that sounds like a little violin moment – but I’m trying to say that the stress builds up and occurs in a way you don’t know. “
What else was he?
Mark first made a name for himself as PC Phil Bellamy on Heartbeat.
In fact, he has appeared as a PC in over 300 episodes.
He also had roles in Coronation Street, Casualty, Rocket’s Island, The Royal, Bread, Hollyoaks and Doctors.
Is Mark Jordan Married? Does he have kids?
Mark was married to actress Siobhan Finneran from 1997 to 2014.
You share two children together.
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Now he’s in a long-term relationship with Emmerdale actress Laura Norton (she plays Kerry Wyatt in Soap).
In January 2021, they finally announced the birth of their first child together, a son named Jesse.
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