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Michael Parr 'flattered and insulted' by hunk comments

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Michael Parr 'flattered and insulted' by hunk comments

Michael Parr is "flattered and insulted" at being voted one of soap's sexiest men.

The 'Emmerdale' actor - who plays bad boy Ross Barton in the ITV soap - has admitted he's torn between feeling flattered and insulted when people refer to him as one of the hunkiest men in British soaps, as he'd rather be praised for his acting.

He said: "It's flattering and insulting at the same time because I want to be known for my acting but, 'Hey you look good'. I'll take it."

The 28-year-old star's character is currently caught up in a love triangle with his brother's fiancee Debbie Dingle (Charley Webb), but he insists his own life is far less chaotic.

Speaking about whether he finds it difficult to wind down after filming dramatic scenes, he told ITV's 'This Morning': "I don't know ... I don't take my personal life into work and I don't take my work home with me. It's easy to switch off. I eat out quite a lot. I'm a horrible cook, so I go out. Yeah I'm useless, I can't make a sandwich it's that bad."

Meanwhile, Michael has teased stunts, break-ups and even deaths in the Dales next week when Debbie is set to marry Ross' brother Pete Barton (Anthony Quinlan).

He shared: "It's going to be up there with the biggest week in soap history. There's going to be stunts, explosions, people breaking up ... Maybe a few people don't make it."

The soap star also hinted Ross - who was recently revealed as the father of Debbie's mum Charity's baby - may not make it past next week.

Michael added: "You'll just have to wait and see if he survives. He might not, I'm sworn to secrecy."