Emmerdale star Reece Dinsdale has admitted his exit from soap was just as explosive as saying goodbye to Coronation Street.
The 61-year-old actor had previously appeared in Corrie as Gail Platt’s love interest Joe McIntyre.
He left the show in 2009 before his character was killed after drowning in Lake Windermere in February 2010.
However, according to Reece, his departure from Emmerdale as Paul Ashdale was even more dramatic.
What did Emmerdale star Reece Dinsdale say?
In the aftermath of tonight, Jimmy lost control of his truck and crashed into the farm building.
Things ended in disaster for Paul and Mandy as they prepared to celebrate their wedding anniversary.
Paul had to fight for his life in the hospital after being involved in the accident.
I thought it might be difficult to beat my output from Corrie … but maybe we did!
Reece spoke of his character’s death, admitting that he “loved” playing the troubled gambling addict.
He said, “I loved it. Mainly because we tried to make him plump character and not make him look mean from the start.
“The secret was to let your wickedness bleed out slowly. I think it worked. “
He’s also glad that bad Paul went out with a bang.
Reece shared, “I thought it might be difficult to beat my exit from Corrie, where I drowned in Lake Windermere … but maybe we did!
“I’d say a lot better than getting out of there in a cab.”
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Reece begins filming his final scenes
During the explosive episode, Reece and his co-stars had to comply with COVID restrictions while still managing to film the intricate stunt.
He added, “It was meticulous, both in terms of details and safety, and in terms of compliance with COVID rules at all times.
“But it was also great fun. More than an average day in the office! “
But while Paul’s time in the village is over, Reece is still a big part of the soap.
Reece explained his next role: “I was actually directing Emmerdale when out of the blue I was asked if I would like to play Paul.
“So I’m excited to announce that I’ll be directing the show again in a few weeks. I am the cat who got the cream!
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“Lisa [Riley] and Bradley [Johnson] made me feel so welcome from the start and that has never changed.
“We worked hard and laughed a lot. I will still be working with them, just in a different capacity. Boy, am I gonna crack this whip! “
Emmerdale airs weekdays at 7 p.m. on ITV, Thursdays at 8 p.m. with an additional episode.
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