Emmerdale's Ross Barton back from the dead
'Emmerdale's Ross Barton is back from the dead.
It was presumed that the troublemaker - played by Michael Parr - was killed off after a fight with brother Pete (Anthony Quinlan) earlier this month but on last night's (24.08.15) episode of the ITV soap, it was revealed to fans that Ross was still very much alive.
Michael said: "Ross is in a lot of pain as Pete gave him a good beating! He's got to recover and he's got to get his head together, but ultimately he's got two things on his mind - revenge and where's the love of his life?
"Ross doesn't know what's really gone on as he can't remember too much. The doctor tells him that he's either been attacked by a large animal or someone has tried to kill him. Ross is furious!
Pete attacked Ross after discovering he'd been having an affair with his new wife Debbie Dingle (Charley Webb) and Ross is to attempt to get revenge on his brother by winning her back.
Michael told Digital Spy: "It's a bit of a cold thing to do, especially to your little brother. Ross is always painted as the bad one but he's never done this to anybody. I think getting Debbie will now be Ross's revenge against Pete."
Meanwhile, the 29-year-old actor has admitted it was tough trying to keep the fact that Ross was still alive a secret.
He told The Sun newspaper: "I'm not exactly the quietest guy and this has been a massive secret.
"I was allowed to tell my mum, dad and grandad but I had to lie to my other family.
"My cousins were asking me about leaving and what I was doing next and I just had to try to fob them off.
"People have been quizzing my grandad. He sent me a text saying I'd made him lie in church."