Emmerdale star Michael Parr quits Ross Barton role

The Sun notes that the actor is ‘fed up’ with his plots on the Yorkshire-based soap.

“Mike has told anyone who will listen how much he hated his storylines and what bosses had done with his character. He particularly hated the make up he had to wear for the acid attack storyline.” the tabloid claims to have heard

Parr joined the cast of the rural saga back in 2013, with Ross featuring in a string of major storylines since, including an ill-fated romance with cancer-stricken Donna Windsor (Verity Rushworth), and his affair with his brother Pete’s (Anthony Quinlan) fiancée Debbie Dingle (Charley Webb), who he went on to have a relationship with despite fathering a child with her mum Charity (Emma Atkins).

Emmerdale bosses extended Moira Barton’s family back in 2013

Ross is currently seeking answers about an acid attack he was subjected to earlier this year, and will tonight confront Joe Tate (Ned Porteous) at gunpoint in dramatic scenes from 7 and 8pm on ITV.

“Michael Parr will leave Emmerdale later this year at the end of his current contract. His decision to pursue other acting opportunities has given the writing team the opportunity to create an intriguing storyline for his exit. Michael, who is nominated for Best Actor at the British Soap Awards next month, will leave the show on a high after brilliantly portraying Ross for five years.” – Kate Brooks – Emmerdale Producer

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